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.

  • 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 Little Trooper, our pub dog.
    And bring your own too! We're a dog-friendly pub.
  • And our 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 the Napoleonic Wars (and before) to Enid Blyton, the village is rich in history.
  • Abundant Wildlife

    Abundant Wildlife

    We are close to areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest, with a diversity of wildlife.
    And in the summer, 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

Mondays: Not open (except bank holidays)
Tuesdays: Not open
Wednesdays: 5.30pm - 9pm(ish)
Thursdays: 5.30pm - 9pm(ish)
Fridays: 12.30pm - 2.30pm
5pm - 9pm(ish)
Saturdays: 12.30pm -9pm(ish)
Sundays: 12.30pm - 9pm(ish)

Kitchen Times

Wednesdays:
5.30pm to 9pm(ish) - Village Hot Pot Night (book in advance)
Thursdays:
6pm to 8pm - Bar Menu
Friday Lunch:
12.30pm to 2.30pm - Bar Menu
Friday Evening:
6pm to 8pm - Fish & Chips (book in advance; takeaway available)
Saturday Lunch:
12.30pm to 2.30pm - Light lunches
Afternoon Cream Teas
Saturday Evening:
6pm to 8pm - Burger Night
Sundays:
Roast lunches - Sittings at 12.30pm and 2pm (booking essential)

Contact Us

The Trooper Inn ⚬ Stourton Caundle ⚬ Dorset ⚬ DT10 2JW
Phone: 01963 362405
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Camra-Award Camping and Caravan Club

Camping at The Trooper

Our campsite is due to re-open next summer.