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The Salt Cellar

Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
+44 1747 851838
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (77 reviews)
“panini” (26 reviews)
“pies” (16 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Ideal location at top of Gold Hill looking out and down it, in the cellar of the old town hall. However this is a really nice cafe in its own right, busy but with good friendly service. We had a nice pie and salad lunch...More

Thank NickMBerkshire
Reviewed October 5, 2017

We stopped for a light bite and were not disappointed. the bagettes were large and wholesome, the view down Gold Hill (1973 Hovis advert) is exceptional.

Thank Ridon1973
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

What could be more iconic than to sit outside this excellent cafe looking down Gold Hill, drinking first class coffee and eating delicious cake.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Always a favourite of ours whoever we visit Shaftesbury we always make sure we stop off and have a coffee here. Lovely staff always made to feel very welcome and food & coffee excellent as well.

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Shaftesbury for a couple of hours and had a wander around using Heritage Trail, down an old alley at back of Town Hall from Main Street, walked out to a wonderful view of Gold Hill and found The Salt Cellar, lovely coffee even...More

Thank Restless59
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Pop in for coffee one morning, after walk up Gold Hill. Friendly staff, good coffee. Very busy, food looks good.

Thank William C
Reviewed September 16, 2017

This cafe - literally in a cellar - is right at the top of iconic Gold Hill. We visited 50 minutes before closing time on a Saturday and it was quite busy (this is one of the few Shaftesbury cafes open after 16:00.) We could...More

1  Thank Andy A
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, great choice of specials and the best views in town. Fresh, tasty and generous meals. Always a winner.

Thank Clare Y
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We had an appointment in town and decided to have a meal at The Salt Cellar. The view is awesome but the food was delicious- good food freshly cooked. We had the specials one of which was a fish duo and the other peppercorn chicken....More

Thank Brahman0
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Food was amazing, the views are breathtaking. The service is quick and efficient, staff friendly. Very welcoming for families, there are book you can read while you wait so I was able to read my son a story to keep him from being bored. The...More

1  Thank Lead G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 851838
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