Welcome to the Saltyard

Here at the Saltyard we believe in doing things right. We believe that life is full of goodness. All you need to really enjoy it is a little time.

At the Saltyard we believe that the weekend can be longer, that food can taste better, and that the sunset on Sunday will take a lifetime to dip below the horizon.


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Pleasing distractions

When we're not crafting beautiful books for your reading delight, here are the sites on which we while away the hours:

  • Angela Harding

    Painter and print maker, we just love her wildlife prints inspired by landscapes in Norfolk, Cornwall and Shropshire.

  • Atlantic Blanket Company, Cornwall

    You can never have too many blankets and throws.

  • Bookswarm

    Bookswarm designed our website and we love them because they love books.

  • Cornish Sea Salt

    Season with a pinch of Cornish Sea Salt.

  • David Mellor Design

    Not only for fine tableware made in Sheffield, but for all beautiful kitchen things. And, he designed the traffic light - how cool is that?

  • Frank, Whitstable

    Everyone likes a day out in Whitstable, and once you've been to the Sugar Boy for some mint humbugs then you can shop for nice prints, books and cards in Frank.

  • Much Ado Books

    Not only books, but workshops, crafts and cards. Visit the medieval Alfriston Clergy House while you're there.

  • Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

    An eclectic permanent collection in a Queen Anne house and always wonderful exhibitions.

  • Salts Mill, Saltaire

    A Yorkshire mill. David Hockney. One of the nicest bookshops anywhere, ever.

  • St. Jude’s Gallery

    For obvious reasons. Angie Lewin, Mark Hearld, Emily Sutton, Ed Kluz, Jonathan Gibbs... and for fabrics, cushions and tote bags.

  • The Foodie Bugle

    An emporium of foodie delights, both an online shop and magazine and a lovely new shop in Margaret's Buildings, Bath. We can't wait to visit.

  • The General Store, Peckham

    For feeding us.

  • The Hambledon, Winchester

    Leave your wallet at home... Just saying.

  • The Landmark Trust

    Because who doesn't want to spend a weekend in a folly?

  • Under the Thatch

    Holidays in Wales. Under the thatch and preferably with a wood-burning stove.

  • Woottens of Wenhaston, Suffolk

    A trip to Southwold isn't complete without a detour to Woottens for scented geraniums, pelargoniums, auriculas, lavenders, flag irises. In short, all good things for the garden.

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    Sculpture, in a park.

Latest offerings

  • Five Quarters: Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome

    ‘Of course I thought Rome was glorious, but I didn’t want to stay. A month, three at most, then I’d take a train back to Sicily to finish the clockwise journey I’d interrupted, before moving even further southwards…’ Instead, captivated by the exhila …

  • Vanilla Black: Fresh Flavours for your Vegetarian Kitchen

    “To us, the fact our cooking is vegetarian is incidental – we just like to eat good food. We love to reinvent classic dishes, create new flavour combinations, source unusual ingredients and occasionally we use a microwave because well, why not?” From t …

  • Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking

    In Ten Cocktails, The Times drinks columnist Alice Lascelles uses ten of her favourite cocktails to distil the stories, recipes and tips she has amassed in more than a decade in pursuit of the mixed drink. Join her as she dodges the washing lines of ba …


Kind words

“A new mandatory manual for fans of middle eastern cuisine.”

Books of the Year, Independent on Honey & Co: Food From the Middle East

“It’s absolutely rammed with sage advice on buying, storing and cooking food, along with guides to more ambitious athome projects, such as DIY yoghurt and butter-making.”

Metro on Good Food For Your Table: A Grocer’s Guide

“With a beautiful cover and a selection of delicious recipes, including a very sumptuous sticky teriyaki quail, it is perfect for any foodies out there.”

Grazia Daily on Marmalade: A Bittersweet Cookbook

Honey & Co won Best newcomer is the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013. This is their cookbook – full of inspiriting Middle Eastern recipes. ‘Brilliantly useful and exquisitely designed’ according to BBC Good Food Magazine. We completely agree.”

Guardian Bookshop on Honey & Co: Food From the Middle East

“This pocket sized book is like a breath of fresh air. Perfect for browsers and dippers who love the seaside, it’s a quirky coastal compendium with short entries on everything from the familiar (star fish, coves and sea caves) to the obscure.”

Countryfile Magazine, Books of the Year on Journeys Through England in Particular: Coasting

“You could say that editors are a) lazy or b) always alert for new talent, but if you plot the locations of restaurants that have spawned cookbooks on a map and overlay the locations of their publishers, coincidences emerge. Honey & Co. set up in Warren Street now has its own cookbook, its publisher lying an olive-pit throw away on the other side of Euston Road. Fancy that? In this case the neighbours’ interest is entirely justified.”

Literary Review on Honey & Co: Food From the Middle East

“There is a cheering warmth here, from the quinces on the cover to the self-deprecating stories about running a small business. Above all, I commend this book because my kitchen has never smelt as good when cooking from it.”

Food Book of the Year, The Sunday Times on Honey & Co: Food From the Middle East

“This is such a valuable little book… a compendium to keep in your kitchen drawer and use often… It teaches you to become a master grocer in your own home. It’s a guide to the best ingredients, what to buy and when, and how to source and store everything. Even more usefully, it tells you how to actually use all that stuff you store in your larder. It’s a gem of a book and will help any cook, whatever level.”

a-littlebird.com on Good Food For Your Table: A Grocer’s Guide

Sarah Randell’s new guide dedicated to the stuff is essential reading.”

Evening Standard on Marmalade: A Bittersweet Cookbook

“The word ‘Toast’ triggers a bat’s squeak of association in the brain, conjuring that endearing autobiography by Nigel Slater, ‘artistic’ clothing in the eponymous mailing catalogue and a home-made loaf. Its appearance in the book’s title is as masterly as what follows, an account of the Arts and Crafts-style life that created the Bridgewater Pottery empire, satisfying to read and thickly spread with luscious photography… it is hard not to fall for this narrator, who comes across as all of a piece: sagacious, plain-speaking and energetic, labouring at her pottery, her family life and the writing process, to bring them all into something not far off perfection.”

The World of Interiors on Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories