Call us to book your Christmas Function TODAY
Call us to book your Christmas Function TODAY
We're looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful pub. Please call to book a table on: 01959 562926
We're a friendly pub situated in the heart of the historic market town of Westerham.
The roaring log fire in the winter is an attraction as customers enjoy delicious home cooked cuisine and the well looked after cask ales, including brews from local Westerham Brewery (est 2004). Run professionally by Sophie and her efficient team. We welcome locals, tourists and walkers alike. At around 700 years old, the low ceilings decorated with antique jugs makes the lounge feel homely and friendly.
We have ample parking at the rear of the rear of the pub, situated by our large garden and children’s play area - Coach parties welcome.
Please phone and speak to a friendly member of staff to book a table 01959 562926
The restaurant offers a whole range of the highest quality food.
Offering Breakfast Daily from 10am - 12 noon. Our full menu is available from 12 noon.
On Sundays, if you're hoping to be in the restaurant upstairs PLEASE Book your table!
Alternatively, the same menu is available downstairs in any of the 3 bars on a more casual basis.
All menus are made available, wherever you choose to sit and the specials boards are always filled with the catch of the day, succulent steaks and other tempting delights.
For the warmer times of year, there are tables and seating at the front of the pub, and a large beer garden at the rear of the pub, adjacent to the car park.
We will bring your meal to you if you decide to sit on the Green from which you will be able to see the activity of the town and watch the world go by!
Delighted to announce Sophie has taken over as manager of the Grasshopper on the Green, having worked alongside Anne & Neale (now retired) at the pub for over 20 years - keeping the pub and the staff the same. The team would like to thank everyone for their continued support.
The peaceful garden is the perfect place for all generations to enjoy - perhaps complemented with a well chosen wine selection, jugs of Pimms or chilled fruity drinks for all the family.
The Grasshopper always has a selection of Real ales - often including:
Westerham Ales: Bull Dog, Summer Pearl, Grasshopper, Jubilation, Jakey's Draught, Gods Wallop & General Wolfe.
Camra - 6 Guesting Ales Harveys Sussex, Timothy Taylor, Courage best, Adnams Broadside and Others.
Our establishment is featured in the "Good Beer Guide" and we were also featured in "The Publican", nominated as one of the top 20 pubs in the UK and listed as one of the top 200 UK Public Houses.
The Grasshopper on the Green is a very dog friendly pub - with our own friendly dog to greet you. All dogs and walker groups are welcome in the pub and garden. (Hopefully not too muddy)
The Grasshopper on the Green stands in the centre of Westerham overlooking the green which was for many years the local market place.
Please note that the pub is "on the Green" by the Churchill Statue - not to be confused with The Grasshopper Inn outside of town.
The Inn derives its name from the heraldic crest of the Greshams, an ancient family who had a country seat at Titsey, 2 miles outside Westerham. One of the most famous members of this family was Thomas Gresham, the Tudor merchant who founded the Royal Exchange and whose brilliant advice to Henry VIII earned him a knighthood.
Henry VIII was a frequent visitor to these parts when courting Ann Boleyn who lived at Hever Castle which is nearby to Westerham. The town appears in the Doomsday survey of 1086 as Oistreham.
Its famous son's include John Frith the Protestant martyr who was burnt at the stake in 1533. It is believed that Frith was the son of former Landlord of the Grasshopper Inn, which even in that era was already several centuries old.
Originally the Inn was built to accommodate the small army of Masons who lived in Westerham during the construction of the Parish Church which still bears the cross that was cut into its exterior masonry over 700 years ago.
For many years the Grasshopper was a coaching station and it was the boarding point for a coach service plied daily between Westerham and Fleet Street. The next point being the Bell at Bromley.
From the windows of the restaurant the statue of General Wolfe can be seen, a son of Westerham who died in his hour of Victory at Quebec.
Westerham people recall how the uplifted sword of this great soldiers statue used to point symbolically at the Battle of Britain fighters as they flew nearby Biggin Hill to a victory even greater than that of the young General himself when he fell, riddled by French bullets on the Plains of Abraham.
TN16 1AS, Westerham, Kent, England, United Kingdom