Richard Hammond On Jeremy Clarkson’s Farm Food: “I’m Sure It Would Have Been Horrible”
Jeremy Clarkson’s farming adventures have been well documented in his Amazon Prime series Clarkson’s Farm. Since he began farming Diddly Squat himself back in 2019, the land now produces a substantial amount of food including beef, lamb, and vegetables, which are sold at the farm shop. However, his co-presenter Richard Hammond was less than impressed when Jeremy failed to bring any food when they headed to the Scandinavian Arctic Circle for the latest series of The Grand Tour.
“No, he didn’t, which I thought was a bit mean,” he said after he was asked by Express if Clarkson had brought any food on their recent adventure to the Arctic Circle.
“I’m sure it would have been horrible but that would have been nice wouldn’t it? But no, nothing was provided, not a nice pie or anything.
“We just had to see what we could get from a petrol station, we had to stick to that.”
Despite his lack of provisions for Richard, Jeremy had previously planned to expand his business to include a restaurant. As documented in the new series of Clarkson’s Farm, Jeremy did open a restaurant in July, despite plans being rejected by councillors in January 2022. After around a week, West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) issued an enforcement notice ordering the restaurant to close, stating that the heavy traffic and influx of visitors was “visually intrusive and harmful” to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Since this, Jeremy closed the restaurant and is now focussing on growing his Hawkstone Lager business.