It is quite amusing to Marcus that in the UK the number of Post Offices especially in rural areas has been thinned to almost zero.
Well amusing is perhaps completely the wrong adjective.
Because in 2019 as the Internet pervades practically all aspects of our shopping experiences, the number of goods posted or delivered to you has risen exponentially. And there has been a steady rise in the need to use the Post Office (or similar) to return goods too. In 2019 we make frequent use of the Post Office.
The Opening Hours
And so yes, you will notice that Budgens is open from 07.00 to 22.00 and even open on Sunday 10.00 to 16.00 And guess what this means the Post Office is open then too. Compare that with the opening hours for the local Alcester Post Office. There is no comparison!
So Budgens is now our firm favourite for all things Post Office.
Ying and Yang
People Chugging outside asking for money
And for Budgens Bidford a Car Park that has never been found to be full.
So despite the average prices I feel inclined to throw our local Bidford branch of Budgens business, based soley on their unbelievably good Post Office Service.
In Conclusion Budgens is now our default Post Office to all things postal and we make it our thankful local choice for top up shopping. These are the sort of compromises you make whilst living in the UK countryside.