Grasshopper bournemouth

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

Our Dining Room is a must for couples and small groups alike, looking for a relaxed atmosphere but a slightly more formal dining experience.

Light and airy, with wood panelling, attractive chandeliers, traditional dining furniture (including our very own charity tip table) , table service and open views of the kitchen, our ‘brasserie’ style experience offers classically simple British food with reliable dishes that everyone wants to eat, rather than those found in an elaborate restaurant.

Our delightful, relaxed pantry areas evoke memories of the kitchen at the H&W brewery at the start of the 19 th Century, where you can dine in your own time surrounded by an eclectic mix of old kitchen equipment and more contemporary kitchen produce, some of which is incorporated into our fantastic range of menus.

Relax over a leisurely brunch or treat yourself to one of a range of mains or sandwiches from our separate Pantry menu and let our friendly staff do the rest.

Common Room

Our snug Common Room is ideal to relax & unwind, evoking memories of the loafing culture of a college common room, where different social groups formed, merged & dispersed throughout the day.

With comfortable leather chairs, a grand fireplace & a library of books & coffee table made from the old brewery Maltings, it’s the perfect place to relax with a pint or a coffee, a bite to eat & a leisurely read of the daily newspaper.

Our grand bar provides the perfect focal point for your visit, showcasing our exceptional range of cask conditioned and bottled beers, which are only available in H&W pubs & bars. Our great choice of lagers, ciders, wines, spirits, cocktails & Champagne by the glass, means that we have something for everyone.

And don’t forget our bookable self-service beer tables, where you can open a tab & order selected products directly from the comfort of your table via an IPad and then settle your bill at the end of the evening.

The Great Outdoors

There’s nothing quite like relaxing in the great outdoors with a drink and a bite to eat from our extensive range of menus on a glorious spring or summer’s day.

With a choice of front & side terraces, with plenty of comfortable wicker patio furniture, as well as our very own herb garden below the side terrace, ideal for sampling our extensive Colourful Coffee offer, we have spaces to suit groups & couples alike.

Celebrate the Summer with Hall & Woodhouse

Where better to celebrate the great British summer than in a great British pub garden with friends, family and great drinks. Celebrate this summer with Hall & Woodhouse and enjoy one of our delicious summer drinks, click below to find out more.

Colourful Coffee

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.

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged. And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.

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☀️Refresh yourself this summer with some perfect new additions to our line-up☀️ •Fevertree Ginger Ale •Fevertree Cola •Firefly Raspberry and E.

Who’s excited for Wimbledon? Because we are!! You will not miss a serve at the Grasshopper as we’re showing the full tournament starting from Monday! #wim.

Introducing our new Mortimers Orchard English Berries – “A light and refreshing cider blended with mouth-watering flavours of fresh berry fruits. Alc. 4% volu.

Good times are here! Kicking back with friends and family in the sun is what our terrace is made for, and our refreshing summer drinks were thoughtfull.

Board on a Monday night?? Bottles of Badger beer @2 for £5! #mondaynight #boardgaming #badgerbeer #grasshopperpoole #poole #dorset #dorsetoffers #pooleoffers #.

www.thegrasshopperparkstone.co.uk

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

Our Dining Room is a must for couples and small groups alike, looking for a relaxed atmosphere but a slightly more formal dining experience.

Light and airy, with wood panelling, attractive chandeliers, traditional dining furniture (including our very own charity tip table) , table service and open views of the kitchen, our ‘brasserie’ style experience offers classically simple British food with reliable dishes that everyone wants to eat, rather than those found in an elaborate restaurant.

Our delightful, relaxed pantry areas evoke memories of the kitchen at the H&W brewery at the start of the 19 th Century, where you can dine in your own time surrounded by an eclectic mix of old kitchen equipment and more contemporary kitchen produce, some of which is incorporated into our fantastic range of menus.

Relax over a leisurely brunch or treat yourself to one of a range of mains or sandwiches from our separate Pantry menu and let our friendly staff do the rest.

Common Room

Our snug Common Room is ideal to relax & unwind, evoking memories of the loafing culture of a college common room, where different social groups formed, merged & dispersed throughout the day.

With comfortable leather chairs, a grand fireplace & a library of books & coffee table made from the old brewery Maltings, it’s the perfect place to relax with a pint or a coffee, a bite to eat & a leisurely read of the daily newspaper.

Our grand bar provides the perfect focal point for your visit, showcasing our exceptional range of cask conditioned and bottled beers, which are only available in H&W pubs & bars. Our great choice of lagers, ciders, wines, spirits, cocktails & Champagne by the glass, means that we have something for everyone.

And don’t forget our bookable self-service beer tables, where you can open a tab & order selected products directly from the comfort of your table via an IPad and then settle your bill at the end of the evening.

The Great Outdoors

There’s nothing quite like relaxing in the great outdoors with a drink and a bite to eat from our extensive range of menus on a glorious spring or summer’s day.

With a choice of front & side terraces, with plenty of comfortable wicker patio furniture, as well as our very own herb garden below the side terrace, ideal for sampling our extensive Colourful Coffee offer, we have spaces to suit groups & couples alike.

Celebrate the Summer with Hall & Woodhouse

Where better to celebrate the great British summer than in a great British pub garden with friends, family and great drinks. Celebrate this summer with Hall & Woodhouse and enjoy one of our delicious summer drinks, click below to find out more.

Colourful Coffee

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.

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged. And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.

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Sign up to hear about the latest news, promotions & events from Hall & Woodhouse

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☀️Refresh yourself this summer with some perfect new additions to our line-up☀️ •Fevertree Ginger Ale •Fevertree Cola •Firefly Raspberry and E.

Who’s excited for Wimbledon? Because we are!! You will not miss a serve at the Grasshopper as we’re showing the full tournament starting from Monday! #wim.

Introducing our new Mortimers Orchard English Berries – “A light and refreshing cider blended with mouth-watering flavours of fresh berry fruits. Alc. 4% volu.

Good times are here! Kicking back with friends and family in the sun is what our terrace is made for, and our refreshing summer drinks were thoughtfull.

Board on a Monday night?? Bottles of Badger beer @2 for £5! #mondaynight #boardgaming #badgerbeer #grasshopperpoole #poole #dorset #dorsetoffers #pooleoffers #.

www.thegrasshopperparkstone.co.uk

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A popular public house in Parkstone has been given a £1.8million makeover featuring self-serve beer tables and an open kitchen as part of an ongoing programme of re-investment into the estate.

The Grasshopper in Bournemouth Road, Poole, one of the oldest pubs owned by Hall & Woodhouse, has been transformed into a versatile café, bar and dining room suitable for all occasions. Dating back to the 19 th Century, the pub was originally called ‘The Half Way House Hotel’ due to its location between Bournemouth and Poole. It has since been brought up-to-date with many new features, including innovative self-serve beer taps which create a whole new hospitality experience as guests can now pull their own pints at the table.

Work took place over four months to install a new bar with an engraved, raised copper beer engine, Colourful Coffee station, smoothie and fresh orange juice bar and al fresco terrace dining areas. The Grasshopper now boasts an open kitchen, refined dining room, informal pantry area, relaxing common room, while the team accommodation has also been refurbished.

Guests are also given an insight into the history of Hall & Woodhouse as parts of the original Victorian Brewery have been incorporated into the design of The Grasshopper. The lobby floor of the pub features the Brewery’s old mash tun plates which conceal a time capsule set on completion of the project. Meanwhile the bar contains a fireplace made from the original copper that boiled the beer in 1901. The walls, which were constructed using barrel staves and reclaimed panelling, have been decorated with pressure gauges, old bottles, family heirlooms, and a mix of heritage and contemporary artwork.

Anthony Woodhouse, Managing Director of Hall & Woodhouse, said: “We are extremely proud of The Grasshopper pub, which is at the heart of the community in Parkstone. It is one of our flagship pubs and The Grasshopper is trading beyond expectations, which shows that it has been well received by our locals. We thought that the time was right to give it a new lease of life for our guests’ continued enjoyment.

“There are so many focal points and special touches in The Grasshopper that we know our guests will enjoy discovering on each visit. Whether it’s meeting friends for drinks, having dinner with your family, or celebrating a special occasion, we hope that guests will have fond memories of The Grasshopper and will be proud of how it continues to re-invent itself as time moves on when they come back to see us.”

Hall & Woodhouse’s aim has always been to ensure that whatever the occasion, every team member will do whatever they can to ensure that a visit to one of its public houses is the highlight of every guest’s day.

www.pooletogether.co.uk

The Grasshopper Pub – Poole

There’s more than just the award-winning hoppy ales to enjoy, with a great choice of food and a relaxed atmosphere.

NESTLED halfway between Poole and Bournemouth town centres, this well-heeled pub/restaurant has plenty to offer, not to mention a very fine selection of award-winning ales. The large building and outside terrace make it easy to spot along the Bournemouth Road. A regular haunt for locals and those who are in the know, the Grasshopper has recently benefited from an extensive refurbishment. Once through the door, you’re immediately struck by its light and airy proportions. The interior is contemporary, fresh and relaxed. With an abundance of space, you can cherry-pick a cosy table in the restaurant or sink into a comfortable sofa by the bar. When it comes to food, the carefully considered menu raises the bar on what you’d expect from a pub restaurant. Alongside the classic pub fare, there’s a pleasing choice of more adventurous dishes such as oriental salmon, Thai jungle curry and the beautiful larder boards.

All tastes are fully catered for, and the menu boasts a wide selection of interesting vegetarian dishes like homity pie and a sweet potato and red pepper burger. It has a varied children’s menu, too, with a current promotion of any meal plus a free tub of Salcombe ice cream for £5.50.

Another thoughtful touch is the very useful addition of information about gluten-free dishes on the menu. However, the real star of the show is the locally brewed beer that flows from the pumps, courtesy of the award-winning Badger Beers from Dorset. The newest addition to the bar is Leaping Legend, an exciting citrus flavoured beer that has been proving popular with customers. It’s the perfect accompaniment to one of the many delicious dishes on offer.

Menu’s Verdict: The Grasshopper is a laid-back treat for any occasion to enjoy a quality, well-priced meal, something lighter or just a refreshing drink.

Recommended dishes: The sharing larder boards are something special. The classic and the vegetarian options both come presented on an impressive rustic wooden board.

The classic (£12.15) comprises pork & herb pâté, carved ham, prosciutto and a selection of cheese, with a soft boiled egg, prawns, tomato and cucumber bound in a Marie Rose sauce, with bread, chutney and salad.

The vegetarian (£11.95) boasts roasted Mediterranean vegetables, houmous, egg mayo with cracked black pepper & cress and a selection of cheese, with bread, chutney and salad.

The Grasshopper Pub, 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole, Dorset BH14 9HT

www.menu-dorset.co.uk

Hall & Woodhouse celebrate Grasshopper’s refurbishment

The Grasshopper public house in Bournemouth Road, Poole, held an exclusive event to celebrate its £1.8million makeover, as part of an ongoing programme of re-investment into the estate.

Hall & Woodhouse, which owns the pub, invited local councillors and dignitaries from Bournemouth and Poole to see first-hand the new characterful features which make The Grasshopper both welcoming and unique.

Guests were treated to a Badger beer and cheese tasting with Hall & Woodhouse’s Chairman, Mark Woodhouse, and were given the opportunity to hear about the company’s vision from Managing Director, Anthony Woodhouse.

Dating back to the 19th Century, the pub was originally called ‘The Half Way House Hotel’ due to its location between Bournemouth and Poole. It has since been brought up-to-date with many new features, including innovative self-serve beer taps which create a whole new hospitality experience as guests can now pull their own pints at the table.

Work took place over four months to install a new bar with an engraved, raised copper beer engine, Colourful Coffee station, smoothie and fresh orange juice bar and al fresco terrace dining areas. The Grasshopper now boasts an open kitchen, refined dining room, informal pantry area, relaxing common room, while the team accommodation has also been refurbished.

Anthony Woodhouse, Managing Director of Hall & Woodhouse, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome everyone to The Grasshopper and show them around the pub, pointing out the original features of our Victorian Brewery which have been incorporated into the design of The Grasshopper.

“We are extremely proud of The Grasshopper, which is at the heart of the community in Parkstone, and the event was a fantastic opportunity to give our guests an insight into the history of Hall & Woodhouse and our forward-looking vision.

“Hall & Woodhouse continues to invest significantly into Dorset and we are committed to enriching the lives of the communities in which we operate and we were pleased to celebrate this with our guests throughout the evening.”

Hall & Woodhouse is a local independent family company that leads the UK market in brewing and hospitality. The company has a collection of around 200 beautiful pubs, stretching from Bristol to Exeter, London to Brighton. The business is dedicated to supporting the Dorset community and its causes, having invested over £30million into the county since 2013, on top of their regular and extensive charity donations.

The Grasshopper is open from 9am to 11pm , Monday to Saturday , and 9am to 10.30pm on Sunday . Please visit thegrasshopperparkstone.co.uk for more information.

New landlord of troubled pub reveals details of £350,000 relaunch planNew landlord of troubled pub reveals details of £350,000 relaunch plan

The Fusion Inn, which has been closed for three years, is to reopen in June with a new name and a new landlord.

Work on a complete refurbishment, inside and out, started on Monday. It is to be renamed The Sail Inn.

Outside will be a new entrance, new signage and lighting. The garden is being landscaped with new tables and chairs seating 40, and a sheltered area with ‘festoon’ lighting.

Inside, the pub will be given a modern, contemporary look, with seating for 100.

The bar is being reduced, although the pub’s two open fires and wood panelling are to be retained and the original brickwork exposed.

There will be a nautical theme, with surfing and sailing pictures, and a mix of mustard, yellow and burnt-orange chairs, booth-style seating, retro bar stools and industrial-style lighting.

Food will be available all day and centered around traditional English fare. There will be children’s meal deals and special offers for senior citizens.

At the bar will be cask ales, premium lagers, a gin bar and small selection of cocktails as well as a range of wines.

New landlord Paul Smith said: “I have always liked Lymington and am a keen sailor. When I heard The Fusion Inn was to have significant investment, creating a brand-new pub how I wanted it, I decided it was an opportunity not to be missed.”

He went on: “I want to create a friendly, modern pub cafe offering value-for-money dining that is rooted in the community. It will be somewhere you can bring your family, meet friends or come on your own and be sure of a warm welcome.

“The transformation of the Sail Inn will, I hope, lead to further investment and a smartening of the top end of town.”

Neil Convery, regional operations director for Star Pubs & Bars , said: “Heineken is a passionate supporter of the great British pub and is investing £50m this year in pubs like the Sail Inn to help them deliver excellent quality, attract customers and thrive in their communities for years to come.

“Pubs need to evolve to remain relevant to consumer needs. The refurbishment will take the Sail Inn to a new level, improving the appearance, comfort and facilities and creating a sociable place where people of all ages can come together.

“We’re delighted that Paul has taken on the Sail Inn. He has got the experience and a real affinity with the town which together will result in a great local for the Lymington community. We wish him well.”

Hall & Woodhouse hosts glittering awards ceremony to champion its Business Partners

The independent Dorset brewer hosts its Business Partnerships Awards annually as a way of giving back and saying thank you to its Business Partners and their team members for their hard work throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to showcase the success of H&W’s Business Partners by each pub having the chance to win one of eight coveted awards.

The Lamb Inn, Chichester, was named the Public House of the Year on the night and other houses won awards which championed the best food, business ideas and community support demonstrated across the whole estate, stretching from Hertfordshire to Devon and London to East Sussex.

The Greyhound in Blandford won the Charity Champion Award for the Business Partner’s long-term commitment to local charity, Teddy20, which supports children fighting cancer in the south.

Each award winner received £250 (£1000 for Public House of the Year) and two tickets for the award winners’ educational trip to Lisbon, which is sponsored by Heineken.

Chris Chapman, head of business partnerships at H&W, said: “Every year we look forward to the awards as it is a chance for all of our Business Partners to come together from across the country to celebrate a successful year of great hospitality, innovation and growth amongst our estate.

“Our estate continues to grow year-on-year and we are proud of the work that we do in collaboration with our Business Partners to provide them with the support they require to run their own business successfully.”

Hall & Woodhouse is a local independent family company that brews award-winning Badger ales and runs a collection of 180 beautiful pubs and inns across the south of England. The business is dedicated to supporting its local communities and causes, having invested more than £30million in its public houses over the past five years. This is on top of their regular and extensive charity donations, which includes having raised over £800,000 for its chosen charities in the last seven years.

Lord Nelson pub raises over 30k for Forest Holme Hospice

Staff and patrons of the Lord Nelson on Poole Quay have so far raised £30,853 since they started supporting Forest Holme back in 2015, in memory of much-loved local, Donna Turner, who was cared for by the hospice.

The pub’s recent annual Anniversary of Rock event, which featured ten local bands playing all day, raised £4,284, which took them over £30k mark. Paul Tucker, Fundraising Manager at Forest Holme Hospice Charity, said, “We are so grateful to landlady Anna and the team at The Lord Nelson for supporting us over the past few years in Donna’s memory. They work so hard organising fundraising events, which are always so well attended by their loyal customers. They are already talking about what they can do next.”

Forest Holme Hospice opened its doors in 1994 and since then has provided individually tailored quality care and support to around 1,000 adults each year across Poole, Wimborne and the Isle of Purbeck, with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses such as Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s, heart disease and respiratory illness.

To find out more about Forest Holme and its 25th anniversary, visit www.forestholmehospice.org.uk

Hall & Woodhouse’s Community Chest launches to provide essential grants

The Community Chest is an initiative created by Hall & Woodhouse, with the aim of improving both the facilities and the lives of people in the local community, by providing grants to local voluntary groups who require financial support.

Now in its 18th year, Hall & Woodhouse has again pledged £50,000 which will be shared amongst the local charities for good causes from across its southern trading area. Voluntary groups can now apply online for grants between £300 and £3,000 to help them achieve their aims. Grants could be awarded for new equipment, training, transport or running costs and can be made towards youth services, the elderly, less abled, conservation, arts or any other projects that enhance the local community.

The launch of this year’s Community Chest was held earlier this month at The Grasshopper, which recently underwent a £1.8million refurbishment. Key councillors and distinguished members of the community attended the launch which outlined the 2019 scheme and celebrated H&W’s support of High Mead Farm.

Mark Woodhouse, Chairman of Hall & Woodhouse, said: “Since we set up the Community Chest in 2002, we are proud to have awarded more than £500,000 to 741 voluntary organisations. It’s great to support local voluntary organisations as no company can survive without the help and support of its local community and the Community Chest is our opportunity to support those who support us. We are constantly impressed by what great things voluntary organisations can achieve with modest amounts of money. We look forward to another successful year of grant giving in 2019.”

Applicants have until Friday, May 31 to submit their grant request. More information and application forms can be downloaded at www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/communitychest and then emailed to [email protected] for consideration.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of September 2019 and cheques will be presented to the successful organisations at an awards evening in October 2019.

Hall & Woodhouse backs Teddy Rocks Festival

Independent Dorset brewer Hall & Woodhouse (H&W) has pledged to support Teddy Rocks Festival and their ambition is to support over 70 of their team members in applying directly to the charity as volunteers at the festival, when it takes place on Friday, May 3 until Sunday May 5 .

The Blandford-based festival, which is now in its eighth year, was first held at The Greyhound pub, which is part of the H&W family. Teddy Rocks Festival (TRF) started when founder and previous employee of The Greyhound, Tom Newton, wanted to raise money for his family’s charity Teddy20, which supports children fighting cancer in the south. Following the success it’s seen since 2011, TRF has moved to several different sites, but The Greyhound continued to support the growing festival, by running the on-site bars.

Due to the expanding size and scale of the event this year, H&W will have a dedicated project team, including some of the Greyhound’s team members, to take the lead on the set up and running of all the bars at the festival. There are also plans for Badger Beer, Rio Tropical and Colourful Coffee, which are all under the H&W umbrella, to be on-site.

H&W has pledged to support the festival in partnership with The Greyhound pub and will run all the bars at the festival to serve the public over the weekend. As part of this ongoing commitment to TRF, H&W will reinvest all the profits made at this year’s festival back into the charity.

Lucinda Gray, 8th Generation Family member at Hall & Woodhouse, said: “We are excited about partnering with Teddy Rocks Festival in this way for 2019. It has been so wonderful to see the festival grow over the years thanks to the ongoing support of one of our local pubs. As a company we are passionate about supporting local people, initiatives and charities in our heartland and championing the local heroes within our community, who have built the festival into what it is today.”

Jan Boyd, Landlady of The Greyhound, said: “Teddy Rocks Festival is a fantastic event that we have loved being involved with since the beginning. The Newton family’s story really hit home and we are proud to have been a part of the festival’s local heritage and success. We will still very much be a part of the event this year and in the future, but with H&W’s support, we can help take the festival to the next level.

“H&W plays an integral role in the Blandford community and we are excited to help raise a significant amount of money for Teddy20 which will benefit our Blandford family and families across the south.”

Tom Newton, Teddy Rocks Festival founder, added: “Each year we have seen huge growth in terms of footfall and in the amount of support we’ve received from our sponsors. Without the support we’ve had from Jan and Gary from The Greyhound over the years, there would simply be no event. This year, the festival will have more bars to support the growing numbers, which is why we’re incredibly grateful to H&W for their involvement. With their help we can put on an even bigger festival and raise more money for some very worthy little people.”

Hall & Woodhouse is a local independent family company that brews award-winning Badger ales and runs a collection of around 200 beautiful pubs and inns across the south of England. The business is dedicated to supporting the Dorset community and its causes, having invested more than £30million into the county over the past five years, on top of their regular and extensive charity donations.

Please visit www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk for more information. For tickets and more information about Teddy Rocks Festival and Teddy 20, visit www.teddyrocks.co.uk

Hall & Woodhouse beats fundraising target in first year of charity partnership

Hall & Woodhouse, the leading independent family-owned Dorset brewer, has raised £114,287 in aid of eight local air ambulance charities in the past year.

At the beginning of 2018, Hall & Woodhouse’s (H&W) team members voted to make the eight air ambulances their official charity partner until 2020. Through the partnership, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, Great Western, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent Surrey Sussex, London, Thames Valley and Wiltshire Air Ambulance will receive support from the company.

Throughout the year, 52 pubs in H&W’s managed house estate across the south, came together to raise as much money as possible through a variety of fundraising initiatives such as quiz nights, sponsored events and family fun days.

In June, H&W held its annual Dorset Beer Festival, which saw members of the community enjoy beer, live music and locally-produced food at the Blandford Brewery. Over the course of the weekend, £12,000 was raised.

In the following month, six H&W team members raised £8,000 by taking part in their first Jurassic Coast Challenge. The group tackled a gruelling 58km hike from Poole to Weymouth, in 30 degree heat. The group set off from Poole at 10am and walked continuously for 18 hours through the night, before they arrived in Weymouth at 4am, having conquered the challenge.

In addition over £3,400 has been raised by 38 houses featuring a ‘charity dish’ on their pub menu from October 2018 to January 2019. 25p from the sale of each dish went towards the charity partnership when guests purchased that particular meal.

Lucinda Gray, Company Charity Champion of Hall & Woodhouse, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have raised such a tremendous amount for the local air ambulances. Last year we set our fundraising target at £100,000 for the year and are proud to have smashed it.

“Our houses have worked tremendously hard to stay on track of this target and we are grateful for their support, enabling us to give back to the local communities in which the charities serve. Every penny we raise will allow these charities to continue saving lives, further enhance their operations, or purchase new items of specialist equipment which could help keep someone alive until they reach hospital. We aim to raise a total of £250,000 at the end of our two-year partnership and are already well on our way to achieve this.”

Speaking on behalf of all eight charities, Tracy Bartram, Communications Manager at Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, added: “It is extremely rare for eight air ambulance charities to have an opportunity to be the beneficiaries of one ‘Charity of the Year’ initiative, which makes the Hall & Woodhouse Charity Partnership extremely unique. It has been our pleasure to work with the 52 H&W houses over the past year, and we are staggered at the amount raised so far. With the approximate cost per air ambulance mission being £3,000, this means that in the first year the houses have potentially funded 38 life-saving missions.”

Hall & Woodhouse is a local independent family company that brews award-winning Badger ales and runs a collection of around 200 beautiful pubs and inns across the south of England. The business is dedicated to supporting the Dorset community and its causes, having invested more than £30million into the county over the past five years, on top of their regular and extensive charity donations.

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