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!

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


Reopening 2nd June 2022

We are delighted and excited to announce that, following our devastating flood damage at Halloween last year, we will be open in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations!


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.

The Village

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!
Dorset Hedgehog

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.
North Dorset Trailway

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!

Grand Reopening!

We regret that The Trooper Inn is temporarily closed due to flood damage in October.
Our grand reopening is planned for Thursday 2nd June!

Contact Us

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