Drink in the atmosphere of rural Dorset
Since the 17th century, The White Hart pub has provided a focus for the community of Bishops Caundle – a small thriving village in north Dorset, close to the historic market towns of Sherborne and Sturminster Newton.
Our traditional village pub offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors to the region. We’re family-friendly, with ample outdoor space for children to play.
In summer you can sit in our extensive garden, breathe in the fresh Dorset air, and enjoy the distant views to Bulbarrow hill. In winter you can snuggle up by our cosy hearth.
Freshly-prepared pub food
Enjoy our lovingly-prepared pub meals, cooked to order – from light snacks to wholesome meals, including homemade specials, Fish Fridays and Sunday roasts.
If you’re in the mood for a pie, you need to try our homemade steak & kidney pie with shortcrust pastry!
Vegetarian options are available too.
We have a tempting range of homemade delicious desserts.
See more here.
Please book in advance.
Real ales, cider, specially-selected wines – and more!
We’re a traditional pub, not a gastro-pub – pop by for your favourite tipple!
Two Awards in One Year!
Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2021
‘In this particularly challenging year, you stood out by providing great service and experiences to your guests’. – Tripadvisor.
Thank you to our customers for all the great reviews!
We are very pleased to announce that we have been recognised as a 2021 Travellers’ Choice award winner for restaurants – meaning we’re in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide, based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews by our customers.
Read more here.
South West Hospitality Small Business of the Year 2021 – Southern Enterprise Awards
SME News Magazine has announced the winners of the 2021 Southern Enterprise Awards.
The SME Southern Enterprise Awards programme recognises and awards small and medium enterprises.
Read more here.
We are easy to find, being on the main A3030 through Bishops Caundle village, on the right hand side just past the church if travelling from the Sherborne direction.
There is plenty of parking space in our car park to the side of the pub.
You can also find us on Tripadvisor.
With over 17 years in the pub trade, we are a local Dorset family and pride ourselves on creating a traditional village pub atmosphere – and we look forward to welcoming you!
Roger and Rachel Paull.