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The Salt Cellar

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Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
+44 1747 851838
09:00 - 17:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly establishment with a bit of a buzz, nice customers too! On a fine day I recommend sitting out doors where you can look down Gold Hill and drink in the Dorset countryside. Love the cakes and the freshly prepared meals.

Thank GibBob
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been coming here since we were children and the food has always been delicious and the staff have always been warm and welcoming. Whole hearted and honest food with a wonderful buzzy atmosphere, we hope The Salt Cellar will continue to serve food for many more years to come!

1 Thank Gary M
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here on a sunny Saturday morning enjoying the views over Gold Hill. The staff was lovely and the breakfast nice enough however...no baked beans...not even as an optional extra? To me a Full English is not complete without baked beans, it would be nice if it was added to the menu, together with hash browns and vegetarian... More 

1 Thank xxPhils_wife
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited the Salt Cellar on several occasions and never been disappointed. Prices are extremely reasonable, service excellent and food lovely. Steak & Kidney pie is one of my favourites. Can't fault plus location at top of the famous Gold Hill is perfect. Nearby parking.

Thank Rob T
United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had our early dinner here today and we made to feel so welcome by the lovely helpful staff.Food was fantastic and excellent value for money. My chicken and bacon salad was very enjoyable and my hubby's chicken and chorizo chiabatta he said was filling,piping hot and tasty. Our little dog Fistral was made welcome and we sat looking straight towards... More 

Thank judith e
Launceston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, dog friendly place to have a great coffee with, arguably, the best view in Shaftesbury. Excellent service & dogs allowed in a small part of the cafe (as well as outside) with water bowls provided.

Thank lynnem159
Winchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting in the sun, looking down Gold Hill across the beautiful English countryside and eating home made food- what more could you ask for! Really nice food served by friendly staff. Thank you!

Thank Mark A
Shelby, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family lunch at The Salt Cellar that was great. Our host had booked a table and, with tremendous foresight, had bespoken servings of steak and kidney pie to make sure they didn't run out before we got there (as had happened before). The chicken and bacon pie was also terrific, and even though we were stuffed already,... More 

2 Thank VolGirl001
Dorset, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated at the top of Gold Hill (remember the Hovis advert)? Not a place to visit if you are in a hurry, but the food is all freshly cooked and to a high standard. Lots of variety on the menu, from snacks to a substantial meal. The breakfast is very good.

Thank janiceoak
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch. I had the salmon and potato pie and my partner had the chicken, bacon and mushroom. Both were delicious. Highly recommended

Thank Cannydoode

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 851838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?