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Covid-19 update – 5th January 2021
Sadly, due to the current COVID-19 lockdown, we will be closed until the government decides it is safe for us to reopen fully.
We shall continue with our Trooper Takeaways on Wednesday and Friday evenings.
See foot of website for collection times.
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


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 the Napoleonic Wars 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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Takeaway Collection Times

Wednesdays - Village Hot Pot
6pm to 7pm
Fridays - Fish & Chips
6pm to 7.30pm

Mother's Day Special
Sunday 14th March - 1pm to 2pm.

Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance.

COVID-19 Update

Sadly, due to the current lockdown, we are closed until the government decides it is safe for us to reopen fully.

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 currently closed, hoping to reopen summer 2021 subject to COVID-19 guidelines.