Monmouth is one of UK’s ‘most wanted postcodes’ for relocation

January 18, 2023

The home to Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools is included in a list of just 11 areas in the UK that are the best places for relocation in 2023.
The Times has highlighted Monmouth as one of the UK’s ‘most wanted postcodes’ after scouring the nation for postcodes judged as ‘hotspot’ neighbourhoods.
The Times compiled the elite list using what they define as making a location a desirable place to live, including aspects such as ‘great independent shops, the perfect pub, local culture and Instagrammable scenery’.
The Times calls Monmouth a special place that will entice buyers from London that they have named as ‘the haute hipsters.’
The article says: “Has the hipster love affair with Hackney fizzled at last? Is east London toast? A visit to the Welsh town of Monmouth will confirm, yes: the edgy crowd have found a new epicentre.
“When they’re not enjoying the town’s buzzing fringe art and folk scene, hipsters can be found among the vines at Ancre Hill Vineyard, sipping its award-winning natural wine — or “Shoreditch wine”, as Ancre’s owners have nicknamed it.
“Monmouth’s laid-back scene is also pulling in famous faces, from old rockers like Bez from the Happy Mondays, who keeps bees and makes wine from hedgerow fruit (naturally), to Oprah Winfrey, whose production company took over the Wye Valley cinema to make a new show.”
Authors of the article in The Times, Victoria Brzezinski and Hannah Evans, state that those ‘in the know’ in and around Monmouth target a table at the Pig & Apple, a popular burger restaurant, run by Jake Feakins and Jess Stephens, both former staff members at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.