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



A Coffee shop with a view!

We acknowledge that these are an uncertain times with the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Along with everyone else, we have had no other option than to close our doors until the crisis is under control again. As soon as we are given the all clear, the Salt Cellar will be again open for business and we hope to see all our regular customers and visitors to our wonderful hilltop town. Follow government guidelines and working together, we will beat this.







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.'