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 and breathe in the fresh Dorset air. In winter you can snuggle up by our cosy hearth.

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.

Freshly-prepared pub food

Enjoy our lovingly-prepared meals, cooked to order – using locally sourced produce whenever possible – including homemade specials and Sunday roasts.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.
You can choose from traditional British pub meals to authentic Asian/Mediterranean dishes – drawing on the Mauritian heritage of our new manageress, Sarah.

West Country ales, local cider – and more!

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.

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

Coming Soon

30 October 9:00 pm

Trio lead by Sissy with incredible vocals. Have performed worldwide.
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10 November 7:00 pm

Choice of 5 homemade curries.
Complimentary drink of choice (from selection)

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27 November 8:00 pm

A magical evening with a delicious 3 course meal
Enjoy world class entertainment with magician Matt Stirling.
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11 December 8:00 pm

Local Dorset legend with large repertoire of musical ballads from classical or jazz to modern day.
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Quiz Nights – Last Wednesday in the month.
Cash Prices! £2 per person • Max 6 people per team • Basket meals: £5 at half time.

27 October 7:00 pm
24 November 7:00 pm

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 meeting you all.

Roger and Rachel Paull.

Opening Hours

Mondays - closed
Tuesdays - 12-2.30pm | 6-11pm
Wednesdays - 12-2.30pm | 6-11pm
Thursdays - 12-2.30pm | 6-11pm
Fridays - 12-2.30pm | 6-11pm
Saturdays - 12-3pm | 6-11pm
Sundays - 12-8pm

Kitchen Times

Mondays - closed
Tuesdays - 12-2pm | 6-9pm
Wednesdays - 12-2pm | 6-9pm
Thursdays - 12-2pm | 6-9pm
Fridays - 12-2pm | 6-9pm
Saturdays - 12-2.30pm | 6-9pm
Sundays - 12-5pm

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)
CAMRA listing

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2021