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The Salt Cellar

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

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  • 61
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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
Food with a View!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 13 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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I stopped here with my partner and mother where we had tea and a toasted tea cake. we were greeted with a smile and shown to a table. There service was really good and prompt and thea and tea cake was very nice and I would return.

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Gretna Green, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went to visit Gold Hill and this restaurant sits directly at the top. Outside tables offer a magnificent view down the hill but unfortunately these were taken by smokers!! Menu offers a wide range of snacks and light meals. Staff were friendly and food was good although perhaps a little slow coming,however it was lunchtime and they were fairly busy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a small restaurant offering light lunches which are served by people who care about cleanliness and presentation. I had a tuna fish sandwich which looked beautiful with a little salad on the side served in a lettuce leaf.

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Hedge End, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is well-positioned at the top of Gold Hill: we sat outside and had coffee looking down Gold Hill and to the beautiful Dorset countryside beyond. The waitress service was a tad erratic, but they were busy.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very disappointed. Excellent location but customer service very poor ... Think they take their business for granted as they are busy with tourists. Rarely a welcome when you arrive.... Not busy at the time with plenty of staff but ignored for ages. When we finally did order after catching the young waitress whilst passing, we waited for ages again, we... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Home-made pies, hot and delicious, while you wait - served with salad, in a delightful old Salt Cellar under the Town Hall. Don't miss this when you come to Shaftesbury: good service, helpful waiters, and the food is very nice indeed.

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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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