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

  • Otters


    Otters can be seen in the River Stour. They have even been spotted by camera in our village! They were investigating food & water bowls, presumably having travelled along the village stream.
  • 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


    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


    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


    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

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
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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.

Camra-Award Camping and Caravan Club