The Trooper Inn is Open!

All subject to Covid-19 guidelines and of course the weather; outside table service only for Rule of 6 or 2 households per table.

We continue to offer Trooper Takeaways for all our meals.

We thank you all for your amazing support in these difficult times and wish you the very best for 2021.
Stay safe,
Kindest regards, The Troopers xx

See bottom of website for our new opening hours and food times.
These days and times are only applicable up to 17th May 2021.
After this date we hope to be able to offer table service inside the pub with Rule of 6 or 2 households applicable and increase our opening hours, again subject to Covid-19 guidelines at that time.

Hidden away in the pretty village of Stourton Caundle in the Blackmore Vale, The Trooper Inn is a traditional pub dating from the 17th century – yet with a modern feel.

Off the beaten track, on a quiet village lane, The Trooper Inn is a well kept secret in the heart of the north Dorset countryside – with real ales, good food and great atmosphere!
We have a separate function room with its own bar which, in previous times, was a cider house.

Visitors will find our pub friendly, welcoming and cosy – home from home.

  • Our CAMRA award-winning pub has a relaxed atmosphere for you to sample our selection of real ales, gins, wines - and more.
  • Dine in comfort with our wholesome meals, light lunches and cream teas, freshly-prepared in The Trooper Kitchen.
  • We now have a beautiful courtyard to the rear of the pub, in addition to our gardens at the front and side.
  • Meet Trooper the dog - otherwise known as our big ball of fluff. And bring your own too! We're a dog-friendly pub.
  • Horses sometimes visit us.
  • And we have friendly neighbours.
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In the heart of undiscovered Dorset!

There is a sense of timelessness, surrounded by nature, with the ancient Dorset coastline an hour’s drive away.

  • Steeped in History

    Steeped in History

    From long before the Napoleonic Wars - to Enid Blyton and local poet William Barnes, the village is rich in history.
    The Trooper Inn has seen 400 years of change!
  • Abundant Wildlife

    Abundant Wildlife

    We are close to areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest. Otters have been spotted in the village and, in the Spring, nightingales are close by. In summertime, our swallows and martins are a delight to watch while sitting outside with a pint.
  • Spectacular Coastline

    Spectacular Coastline

    We are about an hour's drive from the sea. The dramatic coastline is a World Heritage Site, with sandy coves, dog-friendly beaches, cliff walks, cycle trails and the wilder Chesil Beach and Portland Bill.
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Opening Hours

14th April to 17th May

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

Please book tables in advance.
[NB: Opening times to be revised after 17th May].

Kitchen Times

Wednesdays - Village Hot Pot
6pm to 8pm-ish
Fridays - Fish & Chips
6pm to 8pm-ish
12.30pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 8pm
Sundays - Roast Lunch
1pm to 3pm-ish

See our menu options here

Takeaways are still available for all our meals.
Whether eating here or taking away, please book in advance if possible.

Contact Us

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

Our campsite opens from 19th April 2021.
Self-catering only. Toilet/shower facilities closed.
Facilities permitted to be available from 17th May, subject to Covid-19 requirements and the weather.
Book in advance please.

Camra-Award Camping and Caravan Club