Pub opens its own post office for multitasking punters

Now you can drink while you send the last of your Christmas cards at Marsh Gibbon’s The Plough Inn.

We’ve all been there. You’ve been writing Christmas cards for what feels like months. Those presents still need sending up to Great Aunt Ruth in Cumbria. You know you have familial responsibilities. And these cards are missing stamps. But all you want is the cold embrace of the refreshing first sip of a pint.

Well, the people in the village of Marsh Gibbon, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, can rest easy as their local, The Plough Inn, has opened a Post Office inside the pub.

You now can take care of the important matters in your life, and send some letters simultaneously too.

This Post Office doesn’t run on “regular” hours either, so you have no need to worry about missing final post.

It is open from noon to 11pm between Tuesday and Sunday, no doubt giving themselves Monday off to recover from a weekend filled with equal parts hard work and revelry.

This is no empty publicity fad for the pub, which currently boasts a rating of four out of five stars on TripAdvisor.

The Plough Inn isn’t the first pub to make itself multipurpose, with many pubs up and down the UK enjoying duel community roles.

It’s not even the first pub to open a Post Office. In 2015, it was announced the Post Office in Eaton, Norfolk would be closing due to insufficient resources and workforce.

The people came together, along with Pub is the Hub – a non-profit organisation which aids communities, licensees, pub owners, breweries and the private sector to work together to match community priority needs – and moved inside the Cellar House pub.

It turned out to be beneficial for both, after the Post Office was able to survive, and the pub saw an increase in morning foot-traffic.

The Plough Inn will hope for the same outcome.

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