Address: The Salt Pig, 6 North Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4AF
I popped in for a quick lunch at the Salt Pig in Wareham today after arriving early in the town – I have passed the Salt Pig a few times in the past and have always been impressed by how busy it is for a fairly quiet market town.
The Salt Pig incorporates both a Café and what they call an “Urban Farm Shop”. The shop area of the Salt Pig, whilst small, offers a great choice of local fresh vegetables, meats, fish and dairy as well as many locally made dry goods. In the rear of the store is a selection of bottled ales and ciders from local breweries.
The Café comprises of two small seating areas, one at the front of the building, and one at the back next to the open kitchen. The Salt Pig is rustically decorated and fits the style of Café perfectly.
There is a big black board inside that lists the days menu – it was comforting to see that each day different freshly cooked dishes were on offer rather than a fixed menu. Outside there is a blackboard stating that Sandwiches and Salads etc were also available, however I could not see a menu for such inside, presumably they want their daily specials sold first!
I chose to have a slice of their fresh Bacon and Leek Quiche made with loans for people on ssi local Bacon, Leek and Dairy! As you can see in the picture above is was a very large slice, so excellent value at £5.50. You can choose to have two sides with your meal chosen from their cold salad bar – I chose their Cous Cous and Roasted Vegetables.
I enjoyed the quiche and the side dishes, however I feel the quiche could have used a little extra seasoning – surprising at the bacon in the quiche would normally have provided enough salt to carry the whole dish. They also had another quiche available, Rainbow Chard, Red Onion and Dorset Red Smoked Cheese, which also looked excellent as a vegetarian option.
Whilst I did not have anything to drink, they do offer the usual choices of teas and coffees, as personal micro loans well as the excellent Fentiman’s traditional soft drinks, all at very reasonable prices.
If you are looking for a quick bite to eat whilst in Wareham, I highly recommend the Salt Pig – and take advantage of the “Urban comercial loan Farm Shop” and pick up some Dorset Blue Vinny!