Whether you’re venturing out to discover new places, or you’re commuting around the area you have lived in for your whole life, often, travelling by bus can introduce you to some of the hidden gems dotted around that may have otherwise gone undiscovered.

On this specific journey onto one of our Grand Days Out, we’re venturing over to Bradford and into the village of Saltaire. Connecting cities together is what First Buses are for, and the perfect solution for those of you wanting to explore a new area. Discovering hidden gems of your own introduces you to a new world of independent businesses, places you can help introduce to other people too.

SALT Beer Factory – SALT Beer Factory is a micro-brewery housed in a Grade II listed building, which combines the brewery and taproom under one roof. Founded in 2018, SALT has gone on to become an award-winning brewery and winner of SIBA UK’s Best Independent Brewery taproom. Striving to provide the people with delicious craft beer is what they do best.

199 Bingley Rd, Shipley BD18 4DH

Cap and Collar – This neighbourhood bar in Saltaire is recognised as West Yorkshire’s first micropub which opened back in November 2014. The team behind the bar offer their customers the best cask and keg beers alongside a substantial selection of bottles, cans, ciders and wine for those who don’t always like a pint.

4 Queens Rd, Shipley BD18 4SJ

Tambourine Coffee – This little Artisan coffee shop is the perfect place to unwind and catch up in a stress-free environment. Whether you’re wanting to meet up with friends, enjoy some quality time with family or spend some time to yourself, Tambourine Coffee is the ideal place for you. And with so many delicious sweet desserts, cakes and coffee, you’ll end up sticking around for longer than you planned.

38 Bingley Rd, Shipley BD18 4RU

Edward St. Bakery – This independent craft bakery on Bingley Road, Edward St. Bakery, that specialises in bread, cakes and pastries. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page to see the week’s guest sandwich, with past ones including The Meatball Sub, Jerk Chicken Burger and The Shrimp Po Boy, and they even have vegetarian options available!

40 Bingley Rd, Shipley BD18 4RU

Binns of Saltaire – Binns of Saltaire is one of your modern day, family run butchers shops, found in the heart of the bustling village. Running since 1968, this local butcher has been serving the community the best quality in produce and service, and are proud to support local sustainable farms for all their produce needs.

42 Bingley Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 4RU

Orange Grove – The Orange Grove is an award winning greengrocer and fishmonger that has been serving the people of Saltaire since 1985. This small, family run business pride themselves on the quality of their products, which have been hand-picked by the team to find as much local produce as they can. You can buy as much or as little as you need and impressively they avoid plastic packaging wherever possible.

26 Bingley Rd, Shipley BD18 4RS

Brambles & Blooms – Brambles and Blooms is your local friendly florist and gift shop that specialise in all things flowers. Perfect for any occasion, the team is more than happy to help create something beautiful for a friend or family member, suitable for every occasion from weddings to mother’s day.

28 Bingley Rd, Shipley BD18 4RS

Salts Mill – The former textile mill, now renowned art gallery and shopping centre, Salts Mill, is the icon of the village and a popular spot with tourists and the locals. This historic building first opened in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt, which was then repurchased with the aim to make the building a space for culture and commerce. Inside you can find a collection of work by David Hockney in the 1853 Gallery, one of the most influential British artists in the 20th Century. You can also find a number of shops, an espresso bar, a range of exhibitions and the salts diner.

Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3LA

Giddy Arts – Giddy Arts is an independent craft gallery, specialty coffee bar and refill shop. Located opposite Salts Mill, Giddy Arts brings you a carefully curated mix of homeware, jewellery, prints and art, brought to you by independent makers and artists. And if you’re feeling green, you can bring your own containers and fill up on household and body care liquids.

Giddy Arts, 1 Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3LA

Radstudio – Radstudio is another gift shop in Saltaire that offers modern, trendy and fun gifts selected from inspiring artists and creatives from across the country. This design and art led shop is perfect if you’re looking for some new accessories and stylish pieces for your home or a great gift for family or friends, everything is fun and functional.

2 Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3LA

Salt Works – Salt Works is a combination of coworking spaces and creative workshops brought to you by Split and People Powered Press. The warm and welcoming coworking space makes the ultimate concentrated environment with multiple seating, internet and kitchen. While, The People Powered Press is acknowledged as one of the largest letterpress printing presses of its kind in the world, and regularly holds workshop opportunities for community groups and individuals.

202 Saltaire Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3JF

The Saltaire Vintage Shop – Under the roof of The Saltaire Vintage Shop are four dealers, experienced in everything to do with vintage collectibles. Filled with an array of valuables and vintage pieces, the shop is filled with beautiful antiques and hand-crafted items that are sure to catch your eye. With pieces dating right back to the 80s to present day, you will find inspiration for some amazing gifts or a treat for yourself.

16 Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3LQ

Mr. Whetstone – We’re all for the sustainable shops in Saltaire. Mr.Whetstone is a low waste, sustainable store that sells anything and everything when it comes to food. Available as refills and in plastic free packaging, you can stock up on spices, confectionery, pasta, dried food and snacks. As well as food, Mr.Whetstone also sells household essentials, bodycare and gifts.

13 Victoria Rd, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3LQ