Traditional
Village Pub

Traditional Village Pub

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.



West Country ales, local craft cider, award-winning Dorset wine – and more!

We have three specially selected real ales on tap, including West Country ales.

For cider lovers, we offer Laycock Cider, hand crafted a few miles away in Purse Caundle – and chemical-free!
A real old-time cider – the apples are hand picked and pressed in an old cider press.
Also on tap is the refreshing Cornish Rattler Cyder.

We are the proud stockist of D’urberville English sparkling wine in white and rosĂ©.
The wine is grown in a vineyard in the nearby village of Bradford Peverell and produced on the Langham Wine Estate, also nearby in Dorset.
Available by the bottle only for special occasions. Limited stock available.

Our extensive range of gins include’s Europe’s number one selling tonic and mixer range, Double Dutch.

If you need a pick-me-up, we also offer a delicious range of coffees and hot chocolate!


Freshly-prepared pub food

Enjoy our lovingly-prepared pub meals, cooked to order and using locally sourced produce whenever possible – 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!
We have a tempting range of delicious desserts – also all homemade.


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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

Southern Enterprise Award

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.


Find us…

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.

Opening Hours

Tuesdays: 6.30pm till close
Thursdays: 12 - 2.30pm | 6pm till close
Fridays: 12 - 2.30pm | 6pm till close
Saturdays: 12 - 2.30pm | 6pm till close
Sundays: 12 - 6pm

Kitchen Times

Thursdays: 12 - 2pm | 6 - 9pm
Fridays: 12 - 2pm | 6 - 9pm
Saturdays: 12 - 2pm | 6 - 9pm
Sundays: 12 - 3pm

Find Us

Main Road, Bishop's Caundle,
Sherborne, DT9 5ND.
Contact Us
T: 01963 23301
M: 07970 977 404
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CAMRA listing

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2021