The first Budgens shop was opened in 1872, by John Budgen. The first few shops were small local groceries, which expanded across the south of England. Below is the Budgens Bedford information like contact number, store locations, hours, email, address and near me locations.
In June 2002, the company was purchased by the Irish Musgrave Group. Two years later, they started selling their Budgens shops; the largest shops were disposed of on the open market with shops in places including Tadley and Mildenhall to larger shop chains. Other shops were divested to independent retailers including Jempsons and Tout and CT Baker who continue to trade from them under the ‘Budgens’ name.