Jeremy Clarkson opens farm restaurant in Cotswolds

Former Top Gear presenter turned farmer, Jeremy Clarkson has opened the 40-seat Diddly Squat restaurant at his beef-producing farm in Chipping Norton.

Jeremy said, 'I’m thrilled to announce that you now have a chance to try the amazing food we grow and rear on my farm at the brand new (but quite rustic) Diddly Squat Restaurant. You can’t just turn up I’m afraid, but you can make a booking.'

Diners have to pre-book by choosing either a standard dining, VIP dining, VIP Sunday dining or standard Sunday dining package. Prices range from £49-69 per person, with a table of four only available.

Jeremy explained, “There is no menu as such – we simply serve what is available that day. But worry not, your table will be given a selection of snacks and starters followed by a roast and a pudding.'

But before making a booking, Jeremy said that diners should know it is very rustic, small and mostly outdoors. Ordering a beer or going to the lavatory is “not as easy” as in your local pub, and “we do not cater to the faddy”. There are no vegetarian or vegan options.

He went on, “We have done our best to keep you warm and dry, but this is England. On the upside, the view is enormous, and almost everything you eat was grown or reared on our farm, so it is fresh with minimal food miles.

“Our bread, made with Hawkstone lager, is absolutely brilliant. We even have a tiny VIP room housed in an old shepherd’s hut. This seats four (just), but it is dry and warmer than outside. We will even serve you a complimentary bottle of English sparkling wine.”

“Do not scoff. It is very good. This is a restaurant like no other. Apart from one, I went to in Croatia once, which served me the best lunch I have ever had,” he concluded.

Jeremy has owned the farm for many years but only took over the daily operations of it a couple of years ago, leading to Clarkson’s Farm on Amazon Prime.

He made a planning application for the restaurant in January but it was rejected by the West Oxfordshire District Council who stated it was “out of keeping” with the local area. However, a new application was made and approved.