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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 #.


We have 20 years of piercing experience, with three of our piercers having 10 years experience each.

We have pierced in excess of 120,000 clients. Our studio is licensed by Harrow Council for ALL piercings. A Full piercing service by either male or female practitioner is available.

We pierce with medical grade 23 Titanium and grade 316L Surgical steel, recognised by medical devise standards societies. Titanium is hypoallergenic and biocompatible.

A full piercing, dermal anchoring and stretching service is available. We also offer a service for changing/removing jewellery and aftercare services for your piercings. All our piercings come with a cleaning card that allows you to have a professional clean by one of our piercers four times during the first month of healing.

We offer both surface bars and micro dermal anchors for surface piercings, where the external disks/balls are changeable (these are available for purchase at the shop). We do not pierce using skin divers.

Piercing operates on a walk in basis although appointments are necessary for all genital piercings. These procedures may require prior consultation. We do not accept appointments by email.

Clients must be 18 or older (with the exception of ear lobe piercings) and proof of age may be requested. Clients over 16 years old may be pierced with parental permission but ID is always required.

We only pierce with sealed canula needles- not blades, except for ear lobe piercings, where a piercing gun and pre packed sterile jewellery is used.

Written after-care instructions are provided to all customers. We stock ranges of quality body piercing jewellery for all areas of the body.


A fresh tattoo should be kept covered using cling film for 2-3 hours. Remove the cover after 2-3 hours and rinse your tattoo with soapy lukewarm water. Pat dry using a clean towel. In order to allow the necessary scab to form, it is important to leave your tattoo uncovered after you remove the cling film. For the first 48 hours do not apply any cream to your tattoo.

Avoid sleeping on your tattoo for the first few nights. After the two days apply cream to your tattoo using clean hands, as it is essential to keep your tattoo lubricated and moisturised to prevent the scab from cracking. Apply a thin layer of the cream and rub in well 3 times a day.

During the first few days of the healing process, do not allow anyone else to touch your tattoo, as infections can develop easily upon contamination so be sure to keep dirty fingers and clothes away from your tattoo. Do not pick or scratch the scab. Premature removal of the scab will prevent your skin from healing properly.

Have showers rather than baths for the first two weeks. Soaking in the bath might soften the scab and prematurely remove it, whereas showers will not. Avoid swimming either in the sea or swimming pools until your tattoo has completely healed.

Do not expose your tattoo to direct sunlight or sun beds for long periods of time during the first 2 weeks as this may cause your tattoo to blur or fade.

It is your responsibility to care for your tattoo. Once you leave the studio, look after it. If you have any concerns please consult your tattoo artist, who will be happy to answer your queries and check on the condition of your tattoo.

Our Tattooists (both male and female) are certified artists, having a wide range of experience in all aspects of tattooing. We are competent in mainstream and traditional styles as well as portraiture and custom work.
We welcome customer’s personalised designs or incomplete artwork.
Our dedicated artists offer unbiased advice to both the committed enthusiast as well as the merely curious
Walk-in tattoo slots are welcome all days of the week but are subject to availability and run on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Appointments are to be made in shop upon paying a deposit to ensure the correct price and time frame for the tattooing can be calculated from viewing the design and it’s area of placement. This is why we cannot take appointments or give quotations by telephone or email.
We take health and safety seriously for the welfare of all our customers, which is why we have a strict ‘single-use’ on all needles, ink, ink cups used per customer.
Written after-care instructions are given to our clients and we stock after-care products such as the Bapanthen.
We are proud of our work, emphasising customer care from original conception through to completed piece and after-care.

From a keen interest in the arts, from school to studying Illustration at University of Arts, Bournemouth, Kyle started his tattoo career at The Grasshopper.

With many of these influences behind him, he has developed his Illustrative style, varying from wildlife and natural forms.

With a portfolio from small to large scale, colour/black and grey tattoos, Kyle can accommodate a wide range of clientele with thought out, original custom ideas to suit the customers requests.


Chris has been a member of the grasshopper team since 2014. he began his career as a body piercer and progressed into tattooing.

Chris can under take many styles of tattooing but specialises in illustrated floral / blackwork tattooing.

Born and raised in Italy, after she obtained a graduation at the High School of Arts and a certificate at the International School of Comics, Costanza moved in London in 2013.
Her love for arts and tattoos encouraged her to start her apprentinceship at The Grasshopper.
Costanza is comfortable in many different styles including Neo traditional, Illustrative, watercolour and dotwork. There’s nothing that makes her happier then designing a custom tattoo for each individual client and come up with something unique and one of a kind just for you.

Tony started his tattoo career in 1995 and has been tattooing at The Grasshopper since 2000. He specialises in portraiture and realism. His artistic background come from iconography, in the recent years he has developed a number of successful tattoo artists who work not only in London but all over the world through his apprenticeship scheme at The Grasshopper.


Semi Permanent Makeup is a cosmetic procedure in which mineral pigments are implanted into the skin using hypoallergenic needles or sterilised microblades.


Click on the gallery to view work by previous artists at The Grasshopper.

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Grand Cafe – Loungebar – Steakhouse

Since 1996

The Grasshopper

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As soon as you enter The Grasshopper you will feel right at home thanks to the hospitality and the warm decor of the restaurants and the terrace. Seven days a week you can relax and enjoy a snack and a drink in one of the most beautiful buildings of Amsterdam.

The Grasshopper is a concept in the Netherlands and far beyond. Located in a magnificent 18th-century building, in the heart of Amsterdam.

The Grasshopper offers you a unique lunch or dinner experience in the historic city centre of Amsterdam, near the famous red light district and just across from Central Station.

With its beautiful heated waterfront terrace, a cosy Grand Café, Lounge bar and attractive Steakhouse Evita, The Grasshopper is the perfect location for your breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner.

We are happy to welcome you for breakfast, (business) lunch or dinner. Also, of course, for a delicious cup of coffee with Dutch apple pie or a nice glass of wine.

The Grasshopper is the perfect meeting and departure point to start exploring Amsterdam. Also The Grasshopper is the perfect location for group lunches and group dinners. Whether for business or leisure.

The grasshopper has all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience.

For example our 2 or 3 courses menu’s and brunch/lunch arrangements. Enjoy the delicious fresh dishes, beautiful matching wines, marvellous cocktails all completely tailored to your group.

Please feel free to contact us and ask about the possibilities.

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141 Bournemouth Road
Lower Parkstone
BH14 9HT

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Monday 9.00 am – 11.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am – 11.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am – 11.00 pm
Thursday 9.00 am – 11.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 11.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am – 11.00 pm
Sunday 9.00 am – 10.30 pm

9am – 9 Mon – Sat
12 – 8 Sun

All-day, multi-occasion pub café, bar and dining room situated half way between Poole and Bournemouth,given a new look in 2018.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Hall and Woodhouse [Badger] –seasonal–
  • Hall and Woodhouse [Badger] Badger Best Bitter
  • Hall and Woodhouse [Badger] Fursty Ferret
  • Hall and Woodhouse [Badger] Tanglefoot

Updated on 14/01/2019
Last surveyed on 15/11/2012
Branch responsible is East Dorset

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  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited

  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Pub Garden
  • Parking
  • Function Room
  • Newspapers
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi

141 Bournemouth Road
Lower Parkstone
BH14 9HT

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  • Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (

More: u2 (Term time only) (Grasshopper); Yellow : 1 (Grasshopper)

Closest Station (1000m)

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    70 Sandon Road
    PR8 4QD

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    • (01704) 569794

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    Monday 5.00 pm – 10.30 pm
    Tuesday 5.00 pm – 10.30 pm
    Wednesday 5.00 pm – 10.30 pm
    Thursday 5.00 pm – 10.30 pm
    Friday 5.00 pm – 10.30 pm
    Saturday 2.00 pm – 10.30 pm
    Sunday 2.00 pm – 10.30 pm

    North Merseyside Pub of the Year 2018 and Cider Pub of the Year 2018. This micro pub opened in March 2016 in what used to be an old Martins Bank branch until 1978 (the logo of Martins bank was a grasshopper). It is situated in the row of shops close to Hillside train station. There is outdoor seating at the front of the pub and a secluded Beer Garden to the rear.

    Eight changing real ales and six real ciders are served. Oversized pint glasses are available on request.

    The pub hosts monthly meetings of CoLAPs (Coast of Lancashire Ale Preservation Society) on the first Monday of each month which feature regular speakers on beer related topics. CAMRA members are welcome to attend.

    Regular cask ales

    Changing cask ales

    This pub serves 8 changing beers.

    Changing beers typically include:

    Updated on 13/03/2019
    Last surveyed on 01/03/2017
    Branch responsible is Southport & West Lancs

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    • Real Ale Available
    • Real Cider Available
    • Member Discount Scheme

    Wetherspoon’s vouchers accepted.

  • Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Pub

  • Disabled Access
  • Pub Garden
  • Parking

  • Dog Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area
  • Guest Beers

    • Oakham Citra
    • Titanic Plum Porter
    • Salopian Hop Twister
    • Salopian Shropshire Gold
    • Burscough Sutler’s IPA
    • Rock the Boat Dazzle
    • Hophurst Evolve
    • 3 Potts Furnace

    70 Sandon Road
    PR8 4QD

    Sat Nav Reference

    • Close to Bus Routes
    • Close to Railway Station

    Nearby Bus Routes (47m)

    Nearby Station (500m)

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