About

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.

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.

Oak Tree nr The Trooper Inn

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!
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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.
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On Holiday

Exploring by car, we are ideally situated for a day at the coast, with dramatic coastline and highly acclaimed beaches. We're in the midst of 'Hardy Country' and Thomas Hardy's birthplace can be visited near the county town of Dorchester. There is plenty to explore by foot and bicycle too!

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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