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The Salt Cellar

Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
+44 1747 851838
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to Gold Hill many times as it is one of my favourite places in England to take family and friends, however this was the first time I've had a meal at The Salt Cellar. Wish I hadn't waited so long...was fab! The soup...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We had lunch here this week although it was busy at mid day we did find a table for two. The menu is simple and plenty of choice, reasonably priced and all home cooked with good portions. The staff were lovely and didn't rush us....More

1  Thank Enid W
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Service excellent, food excellent, and the location at the top of the famous Gold Hill in Shaftesbury is lovely. Will certainly go there again, after a disappointing try for breakfast at a local hotel.

Thank Dorsetduckling
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We were recommended to this lovely cafe situated on a famous hill mentioned in Thomas Hardy's books. We were told to book which was good because it was packed. Good food, great atmosphere, friendly staff. Great place.

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Friday lunch time. The place was busy and we hadn't made a reservation (some tables were reserved so I assume this is an option) but were shown a table by the window so had a good view of Gold Hill (hovis advert...More

Thank urbanfox1
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We visited this delightful place on a short visit to the area , if you know anything about Shaftesbury and the early Hovis Bread advert it was film at gold hill, you will find this location at the top of the cobbled street, Call in...More

Thank outandaboutwithbob
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

If you’re looking for basic cafe food done very very well and at a very fair price with spectacular views this is the place Very friendly staff Can be busy at lunch times

Thank Harry M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you want a lovely lunch or just a coffee they come with a fantastic view of Gold Hill & beyond. Although I am a local to Shaftesbury I feel like I am on holiday when I come here in the Summer. Lovely to sit...More

Thank anitaharris31
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely cream tea delicious warm scones and a good cup of tea. A wonderful view of gold hill. If you remember the Hovis advert with the young bakers boy pushing his bike up a hill. Well from this cafe you look down the hill, Gold...More

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Thank Dorsetsbest
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I've eaten in here quite a number of times and always been impressed with the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff, the very reasonable prices and of course that stunning view down Gold Hill and over the North Dorset hills. Today I...More

Thank Colin S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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