01629 259438

52-54 North Parade, Matlock Bath DE4 3NS

Welcome to Matlock Bath's

The Old Apothecary Shop

Dating back to the original shop opened by Thomas Asbury in 1835 and continued by Alfred Newton in 1902, The Old Apothecary Shop has been lovingly restored to its original beauty.

We now sell a range of beautiful nostalgic products for your health, beauty and home.

We are sure you will love the experience of shopping at The Old Apothecary and browsing through our extensive range.

Come on in, make a day of it in Matlock Bath and call in to see us or alternatively order from here and we will send it directly to you or your loved one as a gift.

Devon Violets - Best Seller Special Offer

Buy any two or more Floral charm perfumes (watch bottle/dimple bottle/roll-on) and get our best selling Old Apothecary Shop Donkey Milk Soap FREE! (Online only)

Click below to see our full range of Devon Violets perfumes created by the wonderful Babbacome Pottery company

Donkey milk is a powerful moisturiser full of healing, nutritional and rejuvenating properties for the skin. Rich in fatty acids, it allows the reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps to regenerate damaged skin.

Donkey milk adds creaminess to the soap and the sugars in the milk add bubbly lather. Hydrates and softens skin.  Donkey’s milk has a pH level very close to the pH level of human’s skin, it helps to moisturize and keep the skin’s oils in balance. Reduces skin irritations too!

The Old Apothecary Shop Ltd
Members of the Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers

Devon Violets Range

We are now members of the Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers, Cath Swindells one of our owners took the plunge and became a Master Soap maker during the lockdown in 2020. Our hand made Soaps are available on our website and also instore, including our exclusive Donkey Milk Soap which is great for sensitive skins.

We offer a click & collect service if you prefer to pick up from our beautiful store or we can post your gift direct to you or your loved one.

Our Beautiful Shop is located in Matlock Bath which is famous for its thermal spring waters, during victorian times tourists would flock from London by train or coach to experiance the healing benefits of the water.

At the Old Apothecary Shop we have aimed to capture that same experiance by the products we have chosen to stock, Fikkerts certainly is one of those brands , Starting out in the early 1900’s.

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Why not stay at

The Old Apothecary

Step into a world where history meets modern elegance at The Old Apothecary in Matlock Bath. Our beautifully restored, three-bedroom cottage offers a unique blend of period charm and contemporary comforts, making it the perfect retreat for families, friends, and couples.

Nestled in the heart of the Peak District, you’ll find breathtaking landscapes and exciting attractions just a stone’s throw away.

Whether you’re seeking adventure or a peaceful escape, The Old Apothecary provides the ideal setting for an unforgettable stay. Book now to experience the enchanting allure of this historic gem.

The Old Apothecary Shop Tote Bag

FREE on all orders over £50 (not including P&P)

Special edition designed tote bag. The illustration is of our grade 2, listed window originally designed and installed by Alfred Newton, the second owner of the Old Apothecary Shop.

The Old Apothecary Tote Bag 1