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.
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.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!Dine in comfort with our wholesome meals, light lunches and cream teas, freshly-prepared in The Trooper Kitchen. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
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.
Choose from our ever-changing range of award-winning real ales, extensive gin menu, traditional ciders - and more!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.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.
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.