TV Presenter Jeremy Clarkson Plans To Open Restaurant at UK Farm
Customers queue at Jeremy Clarkson's Diddly Squat farm shop in the UK.
Pies & gravy eatery
British TV presenter and farmer Jeremy Clarkson says his plans to open a restaurant at his farm have "gone down like a shower of sick" with locals, according to UK media. Clarkson wrote in his Sunday Times column that he was looking to open a restaurant "full of pies and gravy" in his former lambing barn. The former Top Gear and current Grand Tour host bought the 1,000 acre Oxfordshire farm in 2008.
Looking for an old restaurateur
Clarkson wrote in the Sunday Times that he is looking for an older person to run the restaurant, which would sell meat from his farm. "I have all the ingredients I need for my new restaurant but no clue how they might be turned into stuff that people might want to put in their mouths. So is there anyone old out there who knows how to run such an establishment?" He said his restaurant idea came about after plans to raise cattle hit a snag due to the government’s post-Brexit deal with Australia, which has allowed producers down under to sell their beef cheaply, squeezing out British farmers.
"You are not a farmer"
However media reported that people in Clarkson's local village, Chadlington, aren't delighted with his plan. The Sun newspaper quoted residents angry about high levels of traffic in the area since Clarkson’s Amazon series Clarkson’s Farm was aired, with one saying: “The thing is Mr Clarkson, you are not a farmer. You are a media personality and farming to you is a sideline. But this is our village and we have to live with the consequences.”
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