A standout pub in the heart of Parkstone
You’ll find a warm welcome at any time of day at The Grasshopper, a handsome pub that’s teeming with character. Enjoy a pint by a fireplace that’s crafted from vintage copper beer kettles, bring your family for a hearty Sunday Roast, or simply pop in for coffee and cake. In the 19th century, The Grasshopper was known as The Half Way House Hotel because of its location between Poole and Bournemouth. Now, this pub is full of reclaimed treasures from the Victorian brewery that once stood here, alongside 21st century touches including an open kitchen and exposed brick walls.
Here at The Grasshopper we take our food seriously, whether it’s a generously-portioned classic Sunday roast, a tempting light lunch, or a memorable evening meal for a special occasion. Our chefs work with seasonal ingredients to reinvigorate traditional pub food, offering familiar favourites alongside imaginative fine dining dishes. That means hand-cut chips, sumptuous specials, and luscious puds you won’t want to share.
You’re guaranteed a decent brew at The Grasshopper, because we take making coffee just as seriously as we take pouring the perfect pint. Our ‘Rocket Espresso’ is an 100% Arabica blend from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters, who work with a co-operative project benefiting families in Peru. It’s delicious as well as ethical, with a natural sweetness complemented by full-bodied notes of chocolate and caramel.
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