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!

Dining Room
Pantry
Common Room
Bar
The Great Outdoors

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED

In line with the Government’s latest announcement, we will temporarily be closing our pub doors from Wednesday 4th November at 10pm until further Government advice is given. If you have an upcoming booking with us, our team will be in touch with you directly to let you know your options.

When we do re-open our doors, your safety will continue to be our number one priority as it has always been. In the meantime, please continue to check back on our website here for the latest updates.

You can of course still stock up on our award-winning Badger Beers online here, delivered direct to your home!

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