Weren’t drunk “texts” much sweeter when they came on a monogrammed stationary set, written in sloppy cursive? A late-night text of “I havle baeen; thingkng abtb U latlye.., howh RU” just doesn’t have that same timeless quality as a handwritten note expressing your suddenly renewed affection for that dude you dumped two years ago. Fortunately, one British pub is bringing back the lost art of the drunken letter by installing a post office on its premise.
The Plough Inn in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, in addition to being the most Britishy named pub in history, has since May been home to a post office branch, Metro reports. The pub’s website indicates the post office is open from noon to 11 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, with one collection daily Tuesday through Saturday. A photo indicates you can not only mail letters, but small parcels as well, perhaps after enjoying a few pints and “a cream tea, cakes or light bites” in the cozy, be-nooked dining room.
This so unbearably adorable I can’t stand it. But perhaps there’s a practical purpose for this, as well: Metro notes that most post offices close between 5:30 and 7 p.m., so The Plough Inn performs an important service. That’s especially true for those soppy romantics who need a pint of bitter and candlelight to properly pen their lovelorn missives.