The Old Post Office started out in Kemerton in early 2019 when the village shop and post office was closed down. We couldn't bear to see this village asset go to waste and planned to reopen it as a vintage and furniture shop!
We realised that coffee and cake would make the shop more of a destination for people to visit, and slowly word began to spread about our little shop. We spent two years in Kemerton, surviving through the pandemic by staying open to serve the locals with takeaway, and were overwhelmed by the support during all of the lockdowns.
We took on the stores in Beckford in January 2021, with a hope to restoring it to its former glory, serving the local area and becoming once again a welcoming community hub
Our ethos is to work with other local and small businesses, our cakes are made locally by independent bakers, our fantastic coffee is hand roasted in Cheltenham, and we source products for the village stores from small businesses and local farmers and producers. It is a joy to work with independents who are absolutely passionate about what they do. Our food menu is select and freshly made using high quality ingredients.
We sell hand picked antique and vintage furniture, garden ornaments and decor both in our outdoor showrooms and the gardens. You can browse unique and beautiful interior and garden items any day of the week. Most of our pieces are one of a kind, and buying vintage or antique over mass produced supports sustainability. Buy something with its own history and a story to tell and shopping with independents puts money back into the local economy
We hold events at the shop and creative workshops held by local artists and makers, who we feel it is vitally important to support and promote their work, and help them share their craft,
We strive to create a unique and enjoyable experience for anyone who visits, our staff are passionate about making sure our customers have a wonderful time with us. We always appreciate feedback of all kinds so we can continually improve on our offering
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit with us!