Welcome to
The Trooper Inn

The Trooper Inn has been at the heart of Stourton Caundle village life for hundreds of years.

Our independent, family-run pub is popular with locals and visitors alike – and dogs and horses too!

We became the proud new owners of The Trooper Inn in December 2019, just before this eventful time.
During the first lockdown, we made use of the time by expanding the outdoor seating area and giving the pub a fsh look, while retaining its charming atmosphere.
We now have a beautiful courtyard to the rear of the pub and an expanded beer garden to the side, both with marquees, as well as the seating to the front where you can watch the world go by – tractors, dog-walkers and may be a car.

  • Friendly Village Pub

    Friendly Village Pub

    You can be sure of a warm welcome at our family-run pub in the idyllic Dorset village of Stourton Caundle. And we have plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the summer weather.
  • Events are Back!

    Events are Back!

    Singer & guitarist Nick Coleman on Father's Day.
    The Leggomen return to celebrate Trooper the dog's first birthday! (16th July).
    And plenty more - including Quiz Nights!
  • Trooper Kitchen

    Trooper Kitchen

    Dine in comfort with our wholesome meals, light lunches and cream teas, freshly-prepared in The Trooper Kitchen. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
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Steeped in history, in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, this is a wonderful region to explore and we are close to the ancient market towns of Sherborne and Sturminster Newton and the borders of Somerset and Wiltshire.

  • Trooper Bar

    Trooper Bar

    Choose from our ever-changing range of award-winning real ales, extensive gin menu, traditional ciders - and more!
  • Trooper Camping

    Trooper Camping

    Our private CS Hideaway camping and caravan site is nestled in a small level field to the rear of the pub.
    Close enough to enjoy the convenience of our pub, yet far enough away to absorb the peaceful countryside.
  • Exploring Locally

    Exploring Locally

    We are close to Sturminster Newton, with its historic watermill and the meandering River Stour - and the North Dorset Trailway is nearby.
    Walkers and cyclists are very welcome here.
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We’d love you to find us!
Look for our brown pub signs from the A357, between Sturminster Newton and Stalbridge – and take a look at this map.
We look forward to seeing you!

Debbie, John, James, Joe, Jo and Tracy – and ‘Fluffball Trooper’ our pub dog.

Opening Hours

Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm-ish
Fridays 6pm to 8pm-ish
Saturdays 12.30pm to 8pm-ish
Sundays 12.30pm to 5pm-ish

Kitchen Times

Wednesdays - Village Hot Pot
6pm to 8pm-ish
Fridays - Fish & Chips
6pm to 8pm-ish
Saturdays - Burger Day
12.30pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 8pm
Sundays - Roast Lunch
1pm to 4pm-ish

Contact Us

The Trooper Inn ⚬ Stourton Caundle ⚬ Dorset ⚬ DT10 2JW
Phone: 01963 362405
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Camping at The Trooper

Our campsite is open.
Subject to Covid-19 requirements and the weather.
Book in advance please.

Camra-Award Camping and Caravan Club