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Shop opening hours
Mon 5 Jul 2021

Just a reminder that our tiny shop on Wells quay is open from 11am to 4pm on Wednesdays through to Saturdays throughout the summer and into the autumn and winter.

The shop is almost under the gantry on the much-pictured Granary building on Wells quayside (NR23 1JT for SatNav or immediate.occupy.dark for What3Words) so it's easy to find but if you're coming by car you'll need to be parked nearby, either on the quay or in one of the town's other car parks, as there's no parking outside.

 

Shop window for Pride
Wed 23 Jun 2021

Radclyffe Hall, Marlene Dietrich, Alison Bechdel, Tove Jansson, Frieda Belinfante, Megan Rapinoe and Virginia Woolf grace our shop window this month for Pride in a set of beautiful pen and-ink portraits. Slightly less tastefully, the window also features a limited edition Gay Bar, a multicoloured (though not quite rainbow striped) special edition made from our other soaps priced at £5 per bar, all of which we are donating to AKT (the Albert Kennedy Trust), a charity which provides invaluable support for LGBTQ+ young people facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

We've only made a few batches of this soap so first come, first served...

  Find out more about AKT

  Visit the Gay Bar product page...
Pop-up Gay Bar for Pride!
Thr 10 Jun 2021

It's Pride month so we've resurrected an old joke from some years ago and made a few batches of our special limited edition Gay Bar. This mixes some of our other soaps in a frankly poor effort to reproduce the rainbow flag but on the good side the label is mildly amusing, the soap is lovely and we're sending every penny of the £5 asking price for each bar sold directly to the Albert Kennedy Trust, the charity which provides invaluable support for LGBTQ+ young people facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

This is only available while stocks last and was quite popular when we first did it so order promptly or call into the shop if you'd like some!

  Find out more about AKT

  Visit the Gay Bar product page...
The Ostrich in South Creake chooses us!
Fri 16 Apr 2021

I am proud and pleased to say that The Ostrich Inn, South Creake, Norfolk has picked us to supply them with guest amenities in the form of little soaps, hand wash and body lotion.

The building, in the heart of the village, has been empty since 2017, but Teresa and her team have taken it on, plus the cottage next door, and are in the process of re-doing the interior and the exterior to offer letting rooms, a bar and restaurant and a self-catering cottage to book too. The Ostrich will open from 1 July, but they are taking bookings now.

And on top of the fabulous new offering of food, drink and beautiful rooms, I reckon the icing on the cake is the presence of our soaps, custom labelled for The Ostrich, in every room.

Best of luck to all and I'm really looking forward to seeing it when it's finished.            Sara

  The Ostrich Inn, South Creake, Norfolk
The Soap Shop is back!
Wed 14 Apr 2021

Our tiny shop on Wells quay has reopened, with fresh stock and a touch of paint and we'd be delighted to see you. We stock our full range of soaps, shampoo bars and other products all handmade just up the road in Wells-next-the-Sea, along with some accessories and related products from other suppliers.

The shop is almost under the gantry on the much-pictured Granary building on Wells quayside so it's easy to find but if you're coming by car you'll need to be parked nearby, either on the quay or in one of the town's other car parks, as there's no parking outside.

The shop will be open from 11am to 4pm on Wednesdays through to Saturdays throughout the summer and into the autumn and winter - assuming all is well with the world by then.

Post-lockdown soapy Six Pack special offer
Wed 17 Mar 2021

We've been getting our shop ready to reopen in April and we've been left with some older stock that hasn't been sold while the shop was closed during the lockdown. There's nothing wrong with these bars – they are neither seconds nor dusty – but we're going to restock the shop with freshly made and wrapped bars.

So, as a post-lockdown special, we're offering a box of 6 assorted 'slightly older' full-size soap bars for just £20 with free postage and packing. This is a saving both on the price of the bars individually and on delivery.

Each box will contain 6 different soaps from our range chosen at random. 

Supplies will be limited so first come, first served.

Now sold out - sorry!

Not quite Spring
Mon 15 Mar 2021

It's not quite Spring up here in Wells just yet though the signs are that it isn't far away even if spells of cold and bad weather make it hard to be sure. The daffodils are almost out (and have been that way for some time) and water levels in the local rivers are falling after a winter where most spilled over into floods, leaving some villages and many paths a mess.

The long lockdown too also feels like its lifting, with schools back and sterling work done by local health teams at vaccination centres helping to limit Covid 19's reach.

So we're looking on the bright side and getting ready for Spring with the shop due to reopen on 14th April with fresh stock and a bit of a spruce up and we can then hopefully reintroduce a click-and-collect service for those who want it. The shop will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11-4.

If you're not local or can't wait, please order from this website and we'll get your parcel in the post as soon as we can.

The Soap Shop is closing for November
Sun 1 Nov 2020

Due to the government's reimposition of lockdown, we must close the Soap Shop on Wells quay for the month of November. I am really sorry about this, but we aren't essential so we have no choice. If you want to buy soap, please order online by post or consider using our Click and Collect service as explained below. You can collect your orders from the soap factory at 2d Maryland Wells NR23 1LY but please take note of the timings of when your order will be ready.

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Selected products

Lavender Shampoo

Lavender shampoo, 200ml

A gentle shampoo that cleans your hair! Scented with lavender essential oil to complement our Lavender Plus and White Lavender soaps.

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Cedar & Lemon Body Lotion

Cedar & Lemon body lotion, 200ml

A smooth light body lotion formulated with emollients of light coconut and grapeseed oils. Scented with our own delicious blend of lemongrass, litsea cubeba and cedarwood essential oils to complement our Cedar & Lemon and Honey, Lemon & Oatmeal soaps.

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Chamomile & Marigold shampoo bar

Chamomile & Marigold Shampoo soap bar, approx 100g

The final (for now) addition to our solid shampoo bar range... Chamomile & Marigold shampoo soap. Based on the same recipe as our top-selling Nettle & Rosemary shampoo soap, this is scented with lemon and grapefruit essential oils and has extract of chamomile and marigold flowers in it.

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