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The Salt Cellar

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good coffee, great views

After arriving in Shaftsbury the first thing was to find a place for coffee. We had read about the Salt Cellar (and others) and its location could not be bettered. We were lucky that there was a free table outisde in the glorious sunshine. The Salt Cellar offers a wide range of food to go with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
GRAHAM H
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BATH UK
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BATH UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

After arriving in Shaftsbury the first thing was to find a place for coffee. We had read about the Salt Cellar (and others) and its location could not be bettered. We were lucky that there was a free table outisde in the glorious sunshine. The Salt Cellar offers a wide range of food to go with the coffee and we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

we only dropped in a coffee so i cant say a lot about our visit . all i can say the coffee was good service was good staff was friendly cost for tea /coffee was a little high compared to some other places but a bout average for a tourist cafe /restaurant a quick glance at the menu showed the... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The best cafe in the area. Based in the old lower market hall of the Town Hall this cafe specialises as a day venue. Great value food and range all cooked to order and served hot. Fantastic views down a Gold Hill.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A sunny lunchtime but we sat outside despite the cold wind and enjoyed the "Hovis" view. Friendly efficient service with a surprisingly good choice of simpler meals and snacks. The home-made pork and apple meal was excellent, and the prices very reasonable

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited this well hidden eatery twice - first time when trying to find Gold Hill and second with our son to see more of this historic and attractive town situated on a high hill with outstanding 360 views of the north Dorset county. Food was well served and aside from the mouth watering delicacies, the menu was good especially... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We sat outside for a cup of coffee and enjoy the stunning view down Gold Hill and the countryside beyond. We've not tried the food but on a clear day it's worth a stop just for the view.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lovely homely restaurant overlooking the famous Gold Hill, we only tried the coffee and cake but there is a varied menu to choose from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Sat out the front with my girlfriend and our 3 dogs. The view down Gold Hill is lovely. The food was delicious my girlfriend had the chicken ham and mushroom pie with mixed veg and baked potato and I had an off menu panini. We still have a few days left in Shaftesbury and will certainly be returning.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Afternoon tea, lunch and dinner are so tasty. Sometimes the place could be so busy you just have to wait for your turn.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our favourite lunch venue in Shaftesbury. The food is freshly prepared and so reasonably priced - excellent value. It is a good idea to reserve a table as it always seems to be busy. Try and get one with a view of 'Hovis' hill and the glorious countryside beyond. It was near here that they filmed scenes of the 1960's... More 

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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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