Exploring

Wildlife

Close to areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest, our diverse region is host to a wide variety of wildlife.

  • Otters

    Otters

    Otters have been spotted along the beautiful Stour Valley Way.
  • Red Squirrels

    Red Squirrels

    Be enchanted by the red squirrels on a day out to Brown Sea Island.
  • Wild Goats

    Wild Goats

    There are even wild goats to be easily spotted at Cheddar Gorge.
  • Nightingales

    Nightingales

    You might not see these shy visitors, but in the Spring you can hear nightingales at nearby Alners Gorse Reserve, and you can find rare butterflies and moths all summer long.
  • Dolphins

    Dolphins

    You might be lucky enough to spot dolphins off the coastline at Portland Bill.
  • Mute Swan Colony

    Mute Swan Colony

    You are sure to see flocks of swans at Abbotsbury Swannery near Chesil Beach. In the Springtime, you will see the baby cygnets too.
  • Roe Deer

    Roe Deer

    Watch out for our native roe deer as you are driving around the lanes. A joy to see, they can also be a driving hazard.
  • Hedgehogs

    Hedgehogs

    On a summer's evening, you might hear the strange huffing of hedgehogs. They are not very shy and are easy to spot, once you know they are there.
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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.