Camping at The Trooper

The Trooper Campsite is open from 19th April 2021

Set in the heart of the Blackmore Vale and less than an hour’s drive from the spectacular Jurassic Coast, The Trooper Campsite is a perfect, secluded base from which to explore the region.

  • Secluded level site

    Secluded level site

    Our private Hideaway CS camping and caravan site is nestled at the back of the pub in a small level field.
  • Idyllic setting

    Idyllic setting

    Close enough to appreciate the convenience of our pub, yet far enough away to absorb the peaceful countryside.
  • Enjoy waking up

    Enjoy waking up

    Awaken to the sights and sounds of rural Dorset.
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Whether in a caravan, motorhome or tent, for one night or for longer, there is plenty to see and do!

‘The Trooper Inn campsite is easy to reach and is only four and a half miles from Sherborne Castle. It has everything you need for a camping trip, with amenities including a pub and restaurant and plenty of local countryside to explore.’  Evening Standard (April 2016): 10 of Dorset’s best attractions and camping spots.

We’re close to the borders of Somerset and Wiltshire, so there’s lots to enjoy in all directions! As well as relaxing in the beautiful surroundings, soaking up the atmosphere and history, and of course chatting with the locals at The Trooper.

What you’ll also want to know…


Please kindly note: self-catering to start with, as toilet and shower facilities must remain closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
We are hoping the facilities will be available from 17th May, subject to changes in Covid-19 requirements.

  • Electric hook ups
  • Shower (not available before 17th May)
  • Toilets (not available before 17th May)
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Water point


  • Tent & 2 persons – £10.00 per night. Additional adults: £2 per person per night.
  • Motor home or caravan – £20.00 per night.
  • Electric hook-up – £3 per night.

Well-behaved children and dogs welcome.

There’s plenty to see while you’re here…

  • On Holiday

    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!
  • Out and About

    Out and About

    The market towns of Sherborne and Shaftsbury abound with boutiques, delicatessens and cafes, and you can also visit the Abbeys, museums and, in Sherborne, the castles.
    Just over an hour's drive northwards, you can reach the caves of Cheddar Gorge, the beautiful Mendip Hills and Chew Valley Lake with abundant birdlife and lakeside cafe.
  • Locally


    There are quiet lanes around the village and plenty of footpaths.
    The nearby North Dorset Trailway starts at Sturminster Newton, providing 14 miles of off-road cycling or walking along part of the former Somerset and Dorset railway line, close to the River Stour.
    Wherever you walk, there'll be lots to see - including an abundance of wildlife.
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Opening Hours

14th April to 17th May

Wednesdays – 6pm to 8pm-ish
Fridays – 6pm to 8pm-ish
Saturdays - 12.30pm to 8pm-ish
Sundays – 12.30pm to 5pm-ish

Please book tables in advance.
[NB: Opening times to be revised after 17th May].

Kitchen Times

Wednesdays - Village Hot Pot
6pm to 8pm-ish
Fridays - Fish & Chips
6pm to 8pm-ish
12.30pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 8pm
Sundays - Roast Lunch
1pm to 3pm-ish

See our menu options here

Takeaways are still available for all our meals.
Whether eating here or taking away, please book in advance if possible.

Contact Us

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

Camping at The Trooper

Our campsite opens from 19th April 2021.
Self-catering only. Toilet/shower facilities closed.
Facilities permitted to be available from 17th May, subject to Covid-19 requirements and the weather.
Book in advance please.

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