A contemporary venue for all occasions in the heart of Parkstone

The Grasshopper was one of Hall & Woodhouse’s earliest pubs joining the family back in the 19th century. Originally called ‘The Half Way House Hotel’ because it was halfway between Poole and Bournemouth, its name changed in 1997 and in 2018 the Grasshopper was fully transformed into a fantastic contemporary, multi-occasion and multi area venue, serving the needs of the local community in and around Parkstone, Poole and Bournemouth. This was the year H&W sold their old Victorian brewery and there are many brewery artefacts integrated into the Grasshopper’s design, including the bar area, which contains a fire made from the copper kettles that boiled the beer, walls constructed from barrel staves, pressure gauges and a black board from the old brew house. In addition, vast bellows from the old Maltings are now a coffee table in our new Common Room.

We’re open from 9.00am until bedtime, serving our Colourful Coffee, snacks and a comprehensive selection of main meals from our extensive range of menus including brunch, a free from menu (featuring dishes free from gluten and dairy products, as well as a range of vegan and vegetarian options), dinner and Sunday Lunch, so why not come down and see what all the fuss is about!

Dining Room
Pantry
Common Room
Bar
The Great Outdoors

Celebrate Christmas With Us

Where better than to celebrate Christmas than in a cosy traditional pub, at Hall & Woodhouse you’re guaranteed the perfect Christmas. Come and celebrate with friends, family or colleagues and let us take care of everything for you. You’ll find our Christmas menus below packed with tempting dishes to get your mouth watering and the festive season off to the perfect start.

So what are you waiting for, if you haven’t already booked, click on the link below to find out what we have on offer

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Fixed Price Menu

2 courses £11.50*, 3 courses £13.50*

We think we’ve come up with a great idea to offer great value for money on weekdays, with our Pre-Fix menu, which is available from 12 noon to 7.00pm Monday to Friday and changes monthly

*Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion

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Brunch

For when you just can’t decide between Breakfast and Lunch, pop in for brunch. Our breakfast/brunch offer is served daily from 9.00am to 11.00am

Brunch

Colourful Coffee & Cake

Our delicious ‘Rocket Espresso’ has come from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters. It’s a combination of fantastic coffee and good ethics. This particular blend comprises 100% Arabica coffee beans from one farm in Colombia and a co-operative project in Peru, who work to directly benefit the families and communities involved.

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