About Us

About Us

The British Touch was started by Chris Hodgson in 2002. Chris, born in London and raised in Hampshire, came to Canada in the mid 80's but it was not until years later that his fond memories of home inspired him to start a business. After a short beginning in Tavistock, the business relocated to Shakespeare, Ontario where it has remained.

Nestled in Shakespeare's old post office and Chanticleer store from 2002 until 2004, The British Touch then relocated to Picket Fences. In the summer of 2004, the shop moved across the road to a quaint property that gave the shop the space it needed to expand. The final move was made in April 2006 to our current location. Plenty of British treats and groceries can be found along with gift items and Scottish, Irish and Welsh items.

Open 7 days a week

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 5:30pm

Friday and Saturday: 10am - 5:30pm

Sunday: 11am - 5:30pm

If you are going to be passing through Shakespeare, Ontario at a different time than posted, just email us and we will do our best to arrange a meeting. We all need our British treats! 

Contact us

Phone: (519) 625-1329

Email: thebritishtouch@rogers.com

Address: 2210 Huron Road West (Highway 7/8), Shakespeare, Ontario

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