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.
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.
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.
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!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.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.