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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, Brunch, 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
Varied menu, good service, good prices

I visited the Salt Cellar last week with friends. It was lunchtime and busy as always but the waitress managed to find us a table. I had the soup of the day with a warm bread roll and it was delicious. My friends enjoyed their choices too. This was one of many visits to this well run friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I visited the Salt Cellar last week with friends. It was lunchtime and busy as always but the waitress managed to find us a table. I had the soup of the day with a warm bread roll and it was delicious. My friends enjoyed their choices too. This was one of many visits to this well run friendly cafe and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Always a great place to relax and chill with the view. The food is great and plenty of choice. Shame about the plague of wasps this summer which were a real nuisance.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food is always fresh and delicious and the service is excellent I would rate this again as my favourite place to eat. The pies and duo or trio of fish are great and as to the pecan pie it is wonderful.

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a great place to go for a cream tea. Scones were warm and feshly baked with plently of jam and cream. Great value at only £4.50 per person for two scones and a pot of tea each.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Called here for a lite lunch and loved it , great view down the slope which we came to look at and grabbed a table outside to enjoy the view - turning to the food and service can't fault it bearing in mind it was Sunday lunchtime and lots of people about , drinks came within a couple of minutes... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great place! Excellent food and location. Loads of choice and freshly cooked. Only downside was the wait for a table as so popular.

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Portugal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great food, lovely location. Service excellent. Hot and cold snacks and lovely cakes. Indoor and outdoor seating

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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  • Address: Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: 01747 851838

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