The Leaving of London

Those hap­py few who read this blog might have noticed that there’s not been much going on here in the last cou­ple of months. That’s because we’ve had lots going on in our real lives: we’re mov­ing to Corn­wall.

This isn’t one of those A House in the Sun-style escapes from the city, just a job oppor­tu­ni­ty too good to turn down.

Now it’s all agreed and the move is under­way, it’s sud­den­ly hit home to us what we’ll be leav­ing behind. We’ve nev­er claimed Lon­don has the best pub scene in Britain (for a city its size, real­ly good pubs are weird­ly scarce) but, nonethe­less, it’s been get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter since we start­ed blog­ging, and there’s lots we’re going to miss.

In the next few posts, we’re going to record our one-last-time vis­its to old haunts and try to cat­a­logue our favourite Lon­don pubs in some kind of order­ly fash­ion.

14 thoughts on “The Leaving of London”

  1. I’d been won­der­ing where yiz’d gone.

    Good luck with the move. I’ve def­i­nite­ly heard that Corn­wall is the best place to get a prop­er job.

  2. Always fan­cied a move to the South West, prob­a­bly too much Riv­er Cot­tage though! Good luck with the move and I am look­ing for­ward to read­ing about your dis­cov­er­ies down there.

  3. I’ve nev­er been in Corn­wall but I heard is a extreme­ly beau­ti­ful place. I hope every­thing goes fine there, and good luck! Keep posts com­ing!

  4. Wow, big upheaval. Still, it’s a love­ly part of the coun­try. I know what you mean about the real­i­sa­tion of what you leave hit­ting you, though… Good luck, look­ing for­ward to your Final Tour 😉

  5. It’s a strange thing leav­ing a place you’ve lived for a long time. You nev­er actu­al­ly get over it in some ways, as the place you left is always there inside you. That’s kind of good too of course.

    On the oth­er hand, lots of new peo­ple and places and of course pubs. Pity about the Doom Bar which I hear is ubiq­ui­tous there!

    Best of luck to you both.

  6. Was won­der­ing what was going on! Best of luck and I’m sure it’ll be won­der­ful. Corn­wal­l’s a love­ly part of the coun­try.

  7. All the best guys. This blog was an inspi­ra­tion and has been an excel­lent source of Lon­don-based beer infor­ma­tion over the years.

    I hope you won’t be hang­ing up your blog­ging hats and keep us informed on what’s hot or not in Corn­wall!

    (Was going to make a fun­ny about Prop­er Job but Beer Nut got in there ridicu­lous­ly quick!)

  8. Beer Nut – you should be on a pan­el show. (That is meant as a com­pli­ment.)

    Al – I will be mak­ing net­tle pies and patro­n­is­ing the locals, very much after the fash­ion of HFW.

    Glyn – we will make it to the Rake, and will intro­duce our­selves at last!

    We’ll prob­a­bly blog a bit less than in the past, but more than in the last month… hope­ful­ly, we’ll be able to use this as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore all of the West Coun­try, and get to the micro­brew­ery on the Isles of Scil­ly.

  9. Very best of luck with the move. Thor­ough­ly enjoyed your blog­ging so far, and I hope there’s lots more to come.

  10. All the very best. Hope­ful­ly you will keep the blog going from the SW. BTW I was sort­ing out my beer cup­board this morn­ing and unearthed a six pack of Zywiec Porter with your names on it 🙂 Beer Exposed seems like a life­time ago and I don’t think our paths have crossed since even though we have been to pret­ty much the same pubs and beer fes­ti­vals etc. Cheers Steve

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