About The Salt Barge

Located in the rural village of Marston, only a short drive from Northwich, The Salt Barge is a country pub with heaps of traditional character. Ale enthusiasts will be delighted with the selection of local cask ales on offer, while the menu of hearty British cuisine and pub food favourites will complement your pint perfectly. Tuck into some steak ale pie, some beer-battered cod, fiery chilli con carne or some sizzling chicken fajitas. Vegetarians will find plenty of delicious choices too, whether it's the button mushroom stroganoff or the baked brie and roasted cherry vine tomato salad. With its cosy, old time decor, there’s no better place to tuck into a traditional roast, so head on over to The Salt Barge on a Sunday. Just remember to book in advance because spaces fill up quick!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Salt Barge
Ollershaw Lane, Marston
Northwich CW9 6ES

Menu Highlights



Baked Brie

Baked brie with red onion marmalade, salad garnish and melba toast

Parfait du Maison

Accompanied with red onion marmalade and toasted bread

American Combo (suitable for 2-4 people)

A selection of spicy chicken wings, BBQ ribs, potato wedges, garlic bread, tortilla nachos and onion rings. Served with BBQ, piri-piri and mayonnaise dips


Curry of the Moment

Please ask for today’s curry, served with fragrant basmati rice, poppadum and chutney

Breaded Wholetail Scampi

Served in an iceberg lettuce basket, with chips, homemade mushy peas and tartare sauce

BBQ Rack of Ribs

A full rack of triple cooked pork baby ribs marinated in a smoky BBQ sauce, served with your choice of potato and BBQ baked beans


Garlic and Herb Chicken Sizzle

Lightly rubbed in garlic and herb butter

Rump Steak

8oz of rump steak cooked to your liking accompanied with sauteed mushrooms, roasted cherry vine tomatoes and hand cut onion rings, your choice of potato and salad garnish

Mixed Grill

Pork chop, gammon steak, lamb chop, rump steak, black pudding and sausage, cooked over the chargrill with sauteed mushrooms, roasted cherry vine tomatoes, hand cut onion rings and your choice of potato and peas

49 The Salt Barge Reviews

49 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
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Malcolm G.17 days ago · 3 reviews

Good service and excellent food and drink meal served on time which was hot and very tasty. Will most definitely be going again for another meal

Mark T.2 months ago · 1 review

Booked a table for 4 people. Table was ready for us and in a nice position. Drinks and food were ordered and served in a timely manner. Food quality and presentation were good. Staff friendly and helpful.

Jackie M.2 months ago · 1 review

We always visit the salt barge when we come up and see family, always fabulous food, service very good. Keep up the good work!! See you in June!!

robert b.2 months ago · 3 reviews

once again went with family on a sunday afternoon after the rush. once again the food was top notch and plentiful. service was excellent and swift. thank you

Lucinda S.2 years ago · 1 review

We had a fabulous evening meal at The Salt Barge. Quick and easy to book a table online. The staff were lovely and welcoming and the food was excellent. The steaks were very good and cooked perfectly medium rare, the sizzling platters were also very tasty. Service was quick and efficient and they were more than happy to knock us up a beautiful platter of cheese for after the meal despite it not appearing on the menu yet. This was one of the best pubs we'd visited all week whilst on our canal barge holiday around the Cheshire Ring and we would highly recommend a visit. Thank you

david V.a year ago · 3 reviews

We went along for a Mothers Day Lunch. There is plenty to do in the area with walks along the canal and the salt museum just across the road. The Salt Barge is a friendly and comfortable pub Excellent food, good beer and friendly staff

Howard M.a year ago · 6 reviews

Lovely canalside pub , friendly staff , with good selection of ales , lagers and wine , at a good price . Pub food at a high standard , and we are quite critical of the quality of food . The chicken fajitas were some of the nicest I've had , spicy but well cooked , moist chicken and very tasty . Scampi and chips were excellent , difficult to mess up , but easily done , good portions with crispy scampi , and lovely chips ( tasted home made ) , huge rack of ribs cooked well and not smothered in sauce .

Ann G.10 months ago · 1 review

Our first visit to the Salt Barge following a recommendation it did not disappoint, we had the roast beef dinner beef was tender vegetables were fresh not frozen if anything we would have preferred larger plates as portions were very generous with the beef, yorkshire pudding and potatoes it was difficult to fit any veg on the plate. The staff were lovely we shall certainly be back

Katrina A.4 months ago · 1 review

The salt barge is a lovely place to meet up, enjoy a lovely atmosphere (its very relaxing here) and the food is great. We’ve been a few times now and it is a family favourite place to meet. This time the staff brought out our own homemade cake and candle to celebrate a birthday. Thank you all

Tracy B.5 months ago · 1 review

Reservation didn't work - they had no record. Fortunately the place was not busy at that time and the food was pleasant as usual with a good range of vegetarian options. There was a warm fire to sit near - a good place to catch up with an old friend.