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!
Celebrate Easter With Us
We love Easter, celebrating the long bank holiday with friends and family and maybe an Easter egg or two!! We’re open for the whole of the bank holiday weekend, so make sure you pop in and enjoy a bite to eat and a few drinks with friends or family.
This year Easter Sunday is also National Tea Day, chocolate and tea, yes please! All our teas come from the independent British company Canton Tea who source their teas direct from small, family-run farms.
So what are you waiting for, if you haven’t already booked, just click on the link below to book your table now.
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We think ours are the best (apart from Mum’s!) and we spend all week looking forward to them. Freshly roasted every Sunday morning, including our 28-day aged West Country beef and all served with seasonal veg, Yorkshires, roasties & gravy homemade in our kitchen.Book now
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 11.00amBrunch
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.Find out more
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