Village Pub

Traditional Village Pub

Drink in the atmosphere of rural Dorset

Breathe in the healthy fresh air. Relieve your stress in our large beer garden. Enjoy our peaceful rural views towards the ancient hillfort of Bulbarrow.
We have plenty of inside seating too!
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.

Freshly-cooked Pub Food

Enjoy our freshly prepared pub food, cooked to order – using locally sourced produce whenever possible – including homemade specials and Sunday roasts.
Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

West Country Ales and Local Cider

Our range of drinks includes specially selected 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.

Live Music

17 July 9:00 pm

Popular local Indie Rock band.
Band info

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07 August 8:30 pm

Amazing vocalist.
Decades of Hits
Band info

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03 September 8:30 pm

The UK's best Multi Tribute Act (2019)
Cherished (by Stacy) is the UK’s leading Cher impersonator,
With songs spanning Cher’s 50 year career.
Ticket only
£10/person in advance - £12.50 on the door
Watch Stacy

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Next Quiz Night

Wednesday 30th June at 7pm
Entry: £2 per person entry. Max 6 people per team.
Cash prizes!
Basket meals £5 at half time.
Charity raffle.

Father’s Day

Click here to see our Father’s Day menu for Sunday 20th June.
Choice of two or three courses or main course only. Includes vegetarian options.

Foodie Night

Greek Night – Friday 25th June.
Details to follow.

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!

We are delighted with our new managers, Sarah and Adrian, who are enjoying to meeting you all.

Roger and Rachel Paull.

Opening Hours

Mondays - closed
Tuesdays - mid-day to 2.30pm & 6pm to 11pm
Wednesdays - mid-day to 2.30pm & 6pm to 11pm
Thursdays - mid-day to 2.30pm & 6pm to 11pm
Fridays - mid-day to 2.30pm & 6pm to 11pm
Saturdays - mid-day to 3pm & 5pm to 11pm
Sundays - mid-day to 10pm

Kitchen Times

Mondays - closed
Tuesdays - mid-day to 2pm & 6pm to 9pm
Wednesdays - mid-day to 2pm & 6pm to 9pm
Thursdays - mid-day to 2pm & 6pm to 9pm
Fridays - mid-day to 2pm & 6pm to 9pm
Saturdays - mid-day to 2.30pm & 5.30pm to 9pm
Sundays - mid-day to 3pm & 5.30pm to 8pm

Find Us

Main Road, Bishop's Caundle,
Sherborne, DT9 5ND.
Contact Us
T: 01963 23301
M: 07753 179 232 (general enquiries)
M: 07970 977 404 (Roger Paull)
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