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The Salt Cellar

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Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
+44 1747 851838
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (87 reviews)
“pies” (18 reviews)
“panini” (17 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Perfect place to sit and enjoy the view of Gold Hill and beyond. Best pies in Dorset too. Pre book table if you can as gets very busy all year long.

Thank suebear2014
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch on a sunny Saturday. The big windows were open to the lovely view of Gold Hill and breeze. The homemade pies are filling and tasty with a salad. Friendly, efficient service. We will come regularly. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I visited here recently.Very nice surroundings .Naturally its at the top of GOld Hill with superb views,cannot beat that rihgt.Well its what goes on In The restuarant that counts. Its a lovely Cafe Restuarant.Very popular with outside seating with The views from The top of...More

Thank tom6834
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We greatly appreciate having a morning off from cooking breakfast, as we run a busy B&B in Lulworth Cove with 10 guests for breakfast most mornings. Well, what a treat we had yesterday morning! The Salt Cellar had come recommended by guests, and we have...More

1  Thank BindonBottom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A jolly good place to go for good food and drink, whether it's just for a coffee or bowl of soup, you will not be disappointed. If the weather permits, sit outside for what must be one of the finest views from the top of...More

Thank Kebabus_1
Reviewed 23 July 2016

If you like pie’s then the Salt cellar is the place to go, just at the top of the most famous street in the world, or by the name of Gold Hill. We recommend Chicken bacon and mushroom pie with a salad, but honestly all...More

3  Thank Terence A
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

En route to Poole for the weekend we were advised to stop at one of the villages along the way, and happened to stumble upon the Salt Cellar. Fair variety on the menu, quality of food really good, and service excellent. Pricing is moderate and...More

Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Visited shaftesbury and found the place it looked inviting we found a table it is a small place but clean and the decor nice are order was taken by friendly staff we did not wait long for our food to arrive i ordered cheese and...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This is a perfect place to have a coffee in the morning or any time of the day. It has the perfect view of the well-known Golden Hill, and can be the starting point for a walk.

Thank mngrigore
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

If you want a leisurely bite and gentle conversation this place is absolutely not for you. It is noisy, cramped and quite stuffy. However, we have been here many times because you are always guaranteed simple, tasty food such as steak ciabatta and always get...More

1  Thank tracy w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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