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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

  • En Brogue: The Trainers Guide

    Trainers are no longer just reserved for the gym. From the office to the catwalk (and even hidden under wedding dresses), trainers have become a must-have fashion staple for women of all ages. Who better to chart the history of this most comfortable fo …

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  • Prashad at Home: Everyday Indian Cooking from our Vegetarian Kitchen

    Since winning everyone over on Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, Prashad has grown in size and reputation, and so too has the Patel family. In this, their second book, Kaushy returns the focus to the heart of Indian home cooking. Traditional recipes have been …

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  • Honey & Co: The Baking Book

    Our day is marked by what comes out of the pastry section, and there’s always something good on the way: sticky cherry and pistachio buns in the morning; a loaf of rich dough rolled with chocolate, hazelnuts and cinnamon that comes out of the oven fres …

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Kind words

“Visionary and useful, this is altogether an inspiring book.”

The Lady on The New Kitchen Garden: How to Grow Some of What You Eat No Matter Where You Live

“It’s every bit as elegant as I remember the place being… Andrew Dargue shares an eclectic mix of recipes – from microwave brown sauce to broad bean, spring onion and lemon cheesecake to a toasted marzipan custard that I cannot recommend highly enough. ‘Don’t make the mistake that, by buying this book, you are buying a compendium of healthy recipes,’ says Andrew. It’s true, there are treats galore, but its backbone is a lightness of touch.”

Independent on Sunday on Vanilla Black: Fresh Flavours for your Vegetarian Kitchen

“I love it”

Mark Hix on Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking

“With her new book, Ten Cocktails, Alice Lascelles joins the likes of David Wondrich (Imbibe) and Rosie Schaap (Drinking with Men), as one of the few people who can elevate the craft of writing about drinks and drinking to a true literary level.  Perhaps it’s better to just say This Book is a Great Read, and you’ll Learn a Lot, Too. Who could ask for more?”

Gaz Regan, San Francisco Chronicle and author of The Joy of Mixology. on Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking

“I love, love, love the book… Very nicely done indeed.”

David Wondrich, Esquire and author of Imbibe! and Punch on Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking

“Alice Lascelles is one of my favourite drinks writers, she has that rare and perfect mix of style, wit and practicality.”

William Sitwell, Masterchef Judge & editor of Waitrose Kitchen Magazine on Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking

“Beautiful… it’s the thinking drinker’s cocktail book.”

Susan Low, Delicious Magazine on Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking

“As lighter evenings call for a return to the cocktail hour, this great little book is the perfect source of inspiration… A perfect blend of history and how-to.”

The Lady on Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking

“In these ‘stories’, Emma shares her passions and with them comes a satisfying feeling of wellbeing.”

The Good Book Guide on Toast & Marmalade: Stories From the Kitchen Dresser, A Memoir

“Those seeking a bibulous bible should look no further than Ten Cocktails… It’s a fabulous publication that sees Lascelles sharing her expert knowledge on the art of mixing drinks, thanks to her experiences traversing the globe in the name of the perfect libation.”

Square Meal on Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking