The Grasshopper | Vibrant cafe,bar & dining in Poole, Parkstone.

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!

Following Government approval and clear operating guidelines, we’re delighted to be able to welcome you soon!

We just need a little more time to make the necessary changes to keep you and our team safe and ensure we can consistently deliver the very highest levels of hospitality.

Our reopening date is Tuesday 21st July and you’ll need to book in advance, either online or via the phone, for all food and drink visits. For a limited time we will be operating 6 days a week, 11am to 11pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm on Sundays. Our food service times will be 12 noon to 9.00pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12 noon to 4.00pm on Sundays.

We’re also making some changes to keep you safe. For more details of what to expect when you visit, please click here.

Excited? Why not book a table today? We can’t wait to have you visit!

Dining Room
Pantry
Common Room
Bar
The Great Outdoors

We’ve Made Some Changes to Keep You Safe

Your safety and enjoyment are our main priorities, so we’ve worked hard to introduce a range of measures to keep you safe, simply click on the link below to view all of the changes and our special safety video.

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Sunday Roasts

We think ours are the best (apart from Mum’s!) and we spend all week looking forward to them. Freshly roasted every Sunday morning and served with seasonal veg, Yorkshire pud, roasties and gravy, homemade in our kitchen.

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Unlock’d Lager

Forum Lager, brewed exclusively for H&W pubs, has undergone a temporary re-brand to ‘Unlock’d Lager’, with 10p from every pint sold going to one of our local pub charities. So when you try it you’ll be doing your bit to help the local community during these difficult times.

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Following Government approval and clear operating guidelines, we’re delighted to be able to welcome you soon!

We just need a little more time to make the necessary changes to keep you and our team safe and ensure we can consistently deliver the very highest levels of hospitality.

Our reopening date is Tuesday 21st July and you’ll need to book in advance, either online or via the phone, for all food and drink visits. For a limited time we will be operating 6 days a week, 11am to 11pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm on Sundays. Our food service times will be 12 noon to 9.00pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12 noon to 4.00pm on Sundays.

We’re also making some changes to keep you safe. For more details of what to expect when you visit, please click here.

Excited? Why not book a table today? We can’t wait to have you visit!

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