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!
The wait is FINALLY over. We’re open 6 days a week and can’t wait to see you!
Please note you’ll need to book in advance, either online or via the phone, for all food and drink visits.
We’ve also made some changes to keep you safe. For more details of what to expect when you visit, please click here.
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.SEE ALL OUR CHANGES
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.SEE OUR FULL MENU
Eat Out To Help Out
We’re excited to be taking part in the Government’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme on Tuesdays & Wednesdays between the 4th and 26th August, as well as August Bank Holiday on Monday 31st August. Book a table and receive 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person per transaction.
Book a table today!
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