The Boat House Inn

Saltaire Village

Saltaire Village then and now

Established as a world heritage site in 2001, Saltaire village was originally founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt, a leading industrialist in the Yorkshire woollen industry.

He built a new factory, Salt’s Mill, and around it a model village for his workers. The new stone houses were a huge improvement on the slums of nearby Bradford and the village also had its own bathhouses, hospital, school, library, church, reading room, concert hall, gymnasium, almshouses, allotments, park and, of course, a boathouse. So conditions for the workers at Salt’s Mill were substantially better than for those at nearby mills, even though the hours they worked would still have been long and arduous.

Sir Titus died in 1876 and was interred in the mausoleum adjacent to the church in Saltaire. His village has survived and thrived, a lively residential area and a destination for visitors and tourists, with much to see and do. Here at the Boathouse we hope we’re doing our part in keeping the model village of Saltaire attractive and vibrant.

Village Events

Official saltaire village website

For information on events and current information
web - email

Saltaire festival

Sept for further information please visit
web - email

Cycling on the Leeds & Liverpool canal

Saltaire and other local areas You will need a permit which is free to download from British Waterways
web - email

Saltaire Cricket Club

For forthcoming matches at Roberts park in saltaire contact
telephone 01274 826177 - email

The Boathouse Inn 1st Birthday

September date to be confirmed for more information contact us
web email

Salts Mill

A variety of shops Incorporating 1853 Gallery David Hockney’s Gallery/Exhibition, History of saltaire
telephone 01274 531163 - web - email

Local Business Directory


Dot the jewellers

Established in 1994 by John Bradley we have the essential experience required to deliver high quality, unique bespoke jewellery and handle a commission in a professional but friendly and relaxed way.



Shimu furniture

Shimu offers an exclusive range of traditional Chinese and contemporary oriental furniture, as well as an extensive selection of restored antique furniture sourced from the far flung regions of China.



Top Recruitment

Top Recruitment is an independent recruitment agency ideally situated in the heart of Saltaire, near Bradford and is still under the control of the locally based Directors. We offer a quality recruitment service, tailored to meet your needs.



Don't Tell Titus Bar & Lounge

Don't Tell Titus! Bar-Restaurant-Lounge situated over two floors, with contemporary wooden floors, dark wood décor, we have great food, fine wines and a relaxed atmosphere to unwind and meet friends after a long hard day.



Rance Booth & Smith Architects

The partnership was formed in 1982 and has experience of a wide range of
work for a number of Clients including public bodies and major commercial organisations.


House of Rose & Brown

vintage boutique in Saltaire, West Yorkshire has just relaunched after a re-fit and a re-jig It looks fresh and lovely and FULL of beautiful vintage things A little bit of everything to keep everyone happy.