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.
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.


Temporary Closure

We regret to say that The Trooper Inn is temporarily closed due to damage caused by the flash floods on the 31st October.
Huge thanks to the lovely villagers for coming to our rescue.
We’ll be re-opening in 2022 – and will keep you updated!


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.
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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.

Coming Up

New Years Eve Party with Rubik's Kube

New Years Eve party

Celebrate New Years Eve in style!
Fancy Dress party with Rubiks Kube
Now at the Village Hall, Stourton Caundle
Tickets: £15 each
(With first house drink free!)


Buy Tickets

Please note, early booking is advised for our events.

See all our upcoming events Click Here


Regular Monthly Events

Please note that our monthly events are sadly suspended due to flood damage.

Sunday Quiz

3rd Sunday of the month – from 7pm
£2 per person (Proceeds go to charity of the winners’ choice)
Light snacks are provided at half-time.

Folk Music

4th Sunday of the month – 7 to 10pm.
In the Trooper Old Barn.

Folk Singing

2nd Wednesday of the month – From 8pm.
Resuming in November.
In the Trooper Old Barn.


Functions at The Old Barn

We now have a lovely sizeable function room – The Old Barn – with bar and skittle alley!


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.

Temporary Closure

We regret that The Trooper Inn is temporarily closed due to damage caused by the flash floods on the 31st October.
We'll be re-opening in 2022 and will keep you updated!

Contact Us

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

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