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Grand Reopening and Platinum Jubilee Gin and Beer Festival – 2nd to 4th June

We are delighted and excited to announce that, following our devastating flood damage at Halloween last year, we will be open in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations!

Thursday 2nd June – We open for the Festival at midday. The village Beacon lighting is at 9.15pm, followed by local singer and acoustic guitarist Nick Coleman. Open till midnight.
Friday 3rd June – open midday to midnight with The Rhythm Junkie playing from 4pm to 6pm, followed at 9pm with locally renowned band The Leggomen.
Saturday 4th June – open midday to midnight with Rhythm Junkie playing from 4pm to 6pm, followed at 9pm with ever-polular local band Microlight.
Sunday 5th June
– open from midday for the village celebrations!


Enjoy typical festival food – burgers, fish and chips, jacket potatoes etc – and Bakerman Dan will be here with his exciting range of freshly-baked pizzas!


June 2 @ 9:30 pm

Nick Coleman

Chill out with singer & acoustic guitarist, Nick Coleman, entertaining you with classics from 1950 to the present day.
June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rhythm Junkie

Fun loving Singer/Guitarist covering popular songs from 60s to the present. His first appearance in Stourton Caundle!
June 3 @ 9:00 pm

The Leggomen

Much loved and renowned Weymouth band and always brings the party atmosphere to Stourton Caundle!
June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rhythm Junkie

Fun loving Singer/Guitarist covering popular songs from 60s to the present. His first appearance in Stourton Caundle!
June 4 @ 9:00 pm

Microlight

Local Indie Rock band. Always hugely popular in Stourton Caundle and we welcome them back again!

Wagtails Open Garden charity fundraiser

The following weekend, 11-12 June, there is an Open Garden at Wagtails in Stourton Caundle.
The fundraising tea, coffee and cakes will be here at The Trooper Inn!
See more here.


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.
During the first lockdown, we made use of the time by expanding the outdoor seating area and giving the pub a fresh 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.

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.


The Trooper Inn

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.
Trooper Bar

Trooper Bar

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

Trooper Kitchen

Dine in comfort with our wholesome meals, freshly-prepared in The Trooper Kitchen. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
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.
Sturminster Newton Mill

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.

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.

Grand Reopening!

We regret that The Trooper Inn is temporarily closed due to flood damage in October.
Our grand reopening is planned for Thursday 2nd June!

Contact Us

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