• The Salt Cellar, Shaftesbury
  • Dorset Cream Tea
  • Gold Hill
  • Coffee
  • Chicken
  • Gold Hill


From Wednesday 2nd December and in line with Tier 2 restrictions (which only allows family members or someone in your support bubble to meet inside)  we are again open for business. Opening hours will continue to be Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. Bookings will be taken as of 8.30am Tuesday 1st (morning via telephone only) Please be aware that there will be a very limited number of tables inside. Looking forward to once again seeing our loyal customers and friends.

Best wishes, Tim, Jo and the Salt Cellar staff.


We are also planning to open on the following evenings taking orders between 6pm and 8.30pm:

Monday 7th December

Monday 14th December

Saturday 19th December

Monday 21st December


A Coffee shop with a view

With beautiful views down Gold Hill and over the Blackmore Vale, where better to dine than The Salt Cellar, Shaftesbury.

We serve delicious, freshly prepared and locally produced food including salads, paninis, ciabattas, pies and daily specials. Not to mention our homemade cakes.

Whether you are looking for a breakfast, lunch or fancy a cream tea, you can be rest assured that we have prepared your meal using all of shaftesburys best ingredients.

Need to know

Our restaurant provides gluten free and vegetarian options. Our menu doesn't cater specifically for those who are vegan, however we do try our best to accommodate your needs.

Nuts are used in the kitchen.

Dogs are welcome in our shop and also on the outside terrace however they are not allowed in our main restaurant due to having an open kitchen.

We recommend booking a table as we do get busy especially in summer and at the weekends. Please give us a call to book.

Don't have time to stop?

We have a takeaway menu that you can choose from.  Or why don't you pop into our gift shop where we sell local artwork and gifts.

Opening Times

Mon 09:00 17:00
Tue 09:00 17:00
Wed 09:00 17:00
Thu 09:00 17:00
Fri 09:00 17:00
Sat 09:00 17:00
Sun Closed

Where To Find Us


'Excellent Service'

'One of my favourite places for breakfast, brunch and lunch!'

'Time and time again we visit the Salt Cellar and we are never let down. The food is always fantastic, the staff are friendly and it’s always a buzzing atmosphere.'

'The chefs are creative and conscientious and the waiting staff always friendly and efficient.'