A new high-end independent bar and restaurant, The Salt House, is set to open in The Glass Works this summer, as Barnsley’s food and drink scene continues to flourish. 

The new venue comes from the True Independent Group, who operate several successful venues in the borough, including the hugely popular Cucina Sky Lounge in Market Kitchen.

Located on the northern border of The Glass Works Square just off Eldon Street, The Salt House will sit alongside Superbowl UK, Nando’s and the soon-to-open Fridays restaurant, with an outdoor seating area filtering out into the square.


The diverse day-and-night venue will feature a large centerpiece island bar, an open theatre kitchen, private dining booths and a VIP DJ area, all split across two floors. 

Mat Crisp, Managing Director of True Independent Group, outlined the vision for his latest venture:

“The Salt House will be Barnsley’s newest immersive bar and restaurant experience, combining creative cocktails with delicious dishes from some of the region’s most talented chefs. 

“Our cocktail mixologists cover all the classics, while our House Signatures focus on tequila, which are served alongside infused salts that are designed to complement our food menu as well. 

“Sharing, socialising and experiences will be at the heart of everything we do. The venue is perfect for gathering round a table to share food and after-work drinks, enjoying a stylish date, or dancing the night away with friends. 

“There’s going to be no expense spared on the venue and we can’t wait to open our doors to the public this summer.”

The True Independent Group also has plans to open a second venue in The Glass Works this summer. Black + White, named after its elegant monochrome interior, will be located alongside Coffee Boy with its entrance on May Day Green. This laid-back European style café bar will boast an impressive selection of wines and craft beers, which can be paired with the venue’s homemade charcuterie and cheeses from some of the region’s finest producers.

The two latest announcements bring more good news for Barnsley’s revitalised food and drink scene, with big names such as The Botanist, Nando’s, Fridays, Coffee Boy and 200 Degrees. These will be joining Market Kitchen vendors and the town centre’s impressive selection of independent bars, restaurants and cafés.