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.
Our traditional village pub offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors to the region.


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We are open!

We are pleased to announce our new managers Adrian & Sarah joined us on our re-opening on Thursday 15th April.
They are looking forward to meeting all our lovely customers and setting their sights for a great future at The White Hart.
As you know (due to Covid-19 regulations) it will be outside table service only in groups of 6 or 2 households – in our large garden.
Opening hours will be limited till the 17th May due to the lack of warmth, but we will revise hours regularly.
Not long now till we can get back to normal!!
Roger and Rachel.

Please see bottom of website for our opening hours.


Normality will be resumed!

Quiz Night is back

Wednesday 26th May at 7pm.
Entry: £2 per person entry. Max 6 people per team.
Cash prizes!
Basket meals £5 at half time.
Charity raffle.
Call us to save a table.

Curry Night is Back Too

Friday 28th May
Menu & details to follow.
Advance bookings only.


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.
A real old-time cider – the apples are hand picked and pressed in an old cider press.


Freshly-cooked Pub Food

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


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

Temporary opening hours (to be revised 17th May):
Thursdays - mid-day to 2.30pm & 6pm to 10pm
Fridays - mid-day to 2.30pm & 6pm to 10pm
Saturdays - mid-day to to 10pm
Sundays - mid-day to 8pm

Kitchen Times

Temporary food times (to be revised 17th May):
Thursdays - mid-day to 2pm & 6pm to 8pm
Fridays - mid-day to 2pm & 6pm to 8pm
Saturdays - mid-day to 2.30pm & 6pm to 8pm
Sunday Roast - mid-day to 3pm, with additional menu 3pm to 7pm.

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)
bookings@whitehartdorset.co.uk
Tripadvisor
CAMRA listing