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 West Dorset, close to the historic market towns of Sherborne and Sturminster Newton.
Our award-winning, family-friendly, traditional village pub offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors to the region.

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.

Real Ales, West Country cider, specially-selected wines – and more!

We’re a traditional pub, not a gastro-pub – pop by for your favourite tipple.
And we have a pool table too!

Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice two years running!

White Hart Travellers Choice 2022 October 2022 – We are delighted to announce that The White Hart has won a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2022.

That’s two years running – as were also awarded Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice for 2021.

The email from Tripadvisor says: ‘Contratulations…. You’re in the top 10% of restauraunts worldwide’.

The award is based on reviews and ratings on Tripadvisor – so huge thanks for your ongoing support!

Special mention to our loyal and dedicated chef, Scott, who has been with us for over 10 years.

See more here.
And see our write-up in the Dorset Echo 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 two decades 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: 6.30pm till close
Fridays: 6.30pm till close
Saturdays: 6.30pm till close
Sundays: 12 - 4pm

Kitchen Times

Thursdays: 6.30 - 9pm
Fridays: 6.30 - 9pm
Saturdays: 6.30 - 9pm
Sundays: 12 - 3pm

Find Us

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

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2021