It seems Cornwall is a bit of a desert for northern real ales. Its a great to be if you love Skinners and St Austell ales but for ex-pats from other parts of the UK there seems to be little choice for the real ale drinker.
Reports have trickled back to reveal St Austell pubs are not free houses and although in theory they should have guest pumps in reality that is not always true. The Cornish CAMRA branch seem fairly low-key aswell. With 13 real ale breweries scattered throughout the county from the Isles of Scilly to Redruth there should still be some choice on the pumps.
Someone suggested the possibility of a backload the next time St Austell drop of up north, "but what about the empties" I said.