Jeremy Clarkson planning to open restaurant at his Oxfordshire farm

27 September 2021 by
Jeremy Clarkson planning to open restaurant at his Oxfordshire farm

Jeremy Clarkson is on the hunt for staff to run a restaurant at his Diddly Squat farm in Oxfordshire.

The television presenter wrote in his Sunday Times column that he was looking to open a restaurant "full of pies and gravy" in his former lambing barn.

Clarkson bought the 1,000 acre farm in 2008 and it was run by a villager until 2019, when the presenter took over the site himself.

In his column, Clarkson said he was looking for an older person to run the restaurant, which will sell meat from the farm.

He wrote: "I see lots of driven young people every day, but rarely do I see an older person charging round the place, all elbows and fire and steely determination. Which means there's a vast and experienced pool of talent going to waste.

"And that brings me on to a plea. 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?"

The business is the subject of an Amazon Studios series called Clarkson's Farm, which charted the difficulties faced by farm workers during the pandemic. Its popularity has resulted in large numbers of tourists visiting his Diddly Squat Farm Shop (pictured), prompting complaints from local residents.

Image: Peter Titmuss / Shutterstock

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