Jeremy Clarkson opens restaurant on the farm – despite plans being rejected
JEREMY Clarkson has opened a restaurant on his farm in Oxfordshire – despite plans being rejected by councillors.
Proposals for the Diddly Squat restaurant in Chadlington were rejected by West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) in January.
However, rather than using an old lambing barn as part of the initial plans, Mr Clarkson told The Sun he had found a ‘delightful little escape’.
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He tweeted: “Excited to announce that you now have the chance to try the amazing food we grow and raise on my farm at the brand new (but quite rustic) restaurant Diddly Squat.”
The former Top Gear host found another barn on the West Oxfordshire farmhouse and told WODC he would open a restaurant there instead.
On the OpenTable online restaurant reservation service, information for Diddly Squat reads: “Before you make your reservation, you should be aware that it’s small, mostly outdoors, and very rustic.
“Ordering a beer or going to the toilet isn’t as easy as at your local pub and we don’t cater to faddy.
“We’ve done our best to keep you warm and dry, but this is England.
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“The view, on the other hand, is huge and almost everything you eat has been grown or raised on our farm, so it’s fresh with minimal food miles.
“There is no menu as such – we just serve what’s available that day.
“But don’t worry, your table will receive a selection of snacks and starters followed by a roast and pudding.
“Our bread, made with Hawkstone lager, is absolutely brilliant.”
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