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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, Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 1
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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
Top of the Hovis Hill well worth it lunch venue

Enjoyed a lunch here with good home cooking and adventurous specials board before heading to the Gold Hill's Museum next door. Staff were friendly and polite. Food was good and atmosphere pleasant. Too bad the weather wasn't brilliant as there is plenty of outdoor seating that would be lovely on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Bd1954
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Stockton, England
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English first
Stockton, England
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a lunch here with good home cooking and adventurous specials board before heading to the Gold Hill's Museum next door. Staff were friendly and polite. Food was good and atmosphere pleasant. Too bad the weather wasn't brilliant as there is plenty of outdoor seating that would be lovely on a bright summer's day. Pies to take away either frozen... More 

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Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

great food. Interesting area. Polite and helpful Clean and tidy not a fast food restaurant but to get good food who cares

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I go here often for lunch with friends. It's clean, the food is AMAZING with lots of paninis and ciabattas that come with salads and home made dressing. The only issue is the time it takes for food to arrive due to how busy it gets. Don't go in a rush.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Brought my brother here when he was over from South Africa. Lovely breakfast. Friendly staff and great view. Great food and reasonable prices. Would definitely visit again.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very good place with a superb view good feeling friendly good value never had poor meal. Go there often.

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Llangennech
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stopped for a coffee and took it outside looking down Hovis Hill. Table service was very friendly and efficient. Tea and coffee piping hot. Prices very reasonable.

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BATH UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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  • Address: Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: 01747 851838

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