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The Salt Cellar

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Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
01747 851838
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect place to stop awhile.

This is a gem of a place to just sit with a coffee, enjoy wonderful cakes, or stay for lunch which is excellent, prices are very reasonable, the views are outstanding, overlooking Gold Hill with beautiful countryside beyond. The staff are very friendly and efficient, so all in all one not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a gem of a place to just sit with a coffee, enjoy wonderful cakes, or stay for lunch which is excellent, prices are very reasonable, the views are outstanding, overlooking Gold Hill with beautiful countryside beyond. The staff are very friendly and efficient, so all in all one not to be missed.

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Pulborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a lovely lunch here overlooking Gold Hill which is a major attraction in Shaftesbury. Great service & great lunch, very friendly and couldn't recommend it enough.

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Walton, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very popular, buzzing place in a prime popular location serving a good variety of food. Beautiful views of the very famous Hovis bread add hill, nicely decorated. Very prompt service even if busy.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Open seven days a week for most of the year, the Salt Cellar is at the top of one of the most famous hills in England. It does get crowded at lunchtime, so booking a table is strongly advised. The food is excellent, service can be a little slow when they are busy. But the view (from some of the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Lovely spot on top of gold hill. Lovely staff offering sandwiches and coffee, and little spots of cake. Very nice sandwiches but could do with more seating outside. Thank you

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We sat outside in the rain (may have been a stroke of luck as I am sure if the weather had been kinder we would not have nabbed the best seats in the house) but it was worth it, sheer magic. We did feel guilty that the poor waitress had to come outside but she just laughed it off, bless... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Everyone is familiar with the famous view of Gold Hill (thanks to Hovis!) but it is worth pointing out that the quality of the food and service here is just as noteworthy.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

First things first. This cafe is in a prime location at the top of Gold Hill (Hovis advert) yet does not charge crazy prices. This is one of the things I love about this place. Right, onto the review. I have visited this place many times sometimes by cycle other times by car. The menu is not pretentious or stuffy,... More 

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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great tasting food, good value for money and a wonderful location. What more could you ask for from any eatery? Scenically positioned at the top of Gold Hill (once of Hovis Ad fame) this cafe/restaurant has a diverse and tempting menu to satisfy almost any occasion from morning coffee and breakfast, through to afternoon tea or a full-on feast. The... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Having researched where to eat in the town and having discovered it had views of the famous Gold Hill, I decided we should eat our breakfast here. A great choice - with the Dorset Downs in the distance! The restaurant was about half-full when we arrived and was later more or less at full capacity. The service was swift and... More 

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Address: Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
Phone Number: 01747 851838
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury

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  • Address: Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: 01747 851838

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