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.

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

Please note, early booking is advised for our events.

August 14 @ 8:00 pm
August 27 - August 30
August 27 @ 8:00 pm
October 30 @ 8:00 pm
November 13 @ 3:30 pm

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Regular Monthly Events

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 on Sunday

2nd Sunday of the month: Folk Singing
4th Sunday of the month: Folk Music

2:30pm – 5pm

Games Night

First Thursday of the Month
From 7pm
£2 per person (Proceeds go to charity of the winners’ choice)
Free light food refreshments at end of playing.


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

Mondays - closed
(except for bank holidays & private functions)
Tuesdays - 6pm to 11pm
Wednesdays - 6pm to 11pm
Thursdays - 6pm to 11pm
Fridays - 12.30pm to 2.30pm; 6pm to 11pm
Saturdays - 12.30pm to 2.30pm; 5.30pm to 11pm
Sundays - 12.30pm to 7pm

Saturday 24th July - from mid-day for the Village Fayre.

Kitchen Times

Mondays - closed
(except for bank holidays & private functions)
Tuesdays - Pizza Night with Dan the Bakerman: 6pm to 9pm
Wednesdays - Village Hot Pot: 6pm to 8.30pm
Thursdays - kitchen closed
Fridays - Light Lunches: 12.30pm to 2pm
& Fish & Chips Night: 6pm to 8.30pm
Saturdays - Light Lunches: 12.30pm to 2pm
& Burger Night: 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Sundays - BBQ time: 3pm to 6pm

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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