The plans for this conversion were rejected by the council for a number of reasons earlier this year, but the Grand Tour presenter has told The Sun that he found a “delightful little loophole” that has allowed him to open the restaurant to the public.
He announced its opening in a tweet:
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 by following the link https://t.co/xZOWAjqkxq
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 8, 2022
The ex-Top Gear presenter has opened the restaurant at another barn on his land to navigate around the stringent policies dictated by the council and local planning office. Unfortunately, you can’t just rock up, you do have to book through OpenTable.
The website says the following:
“Before making your booking, you should know it’s small, mostly outdoors and very rustic.
“Ordering a beer or going to the lavatory isn’t as easy as in your local pub and we don’t cater to the faddy.
“We’ve 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’s fresh with minimal food miles.
“There is no menu as such – we simply serve what’s available that day.
“But worry not, your table will be given a selection of snacks and starters followed by a roast and a pudding.
“Our bread, made with Hawkstone lager is absolutely brilliant.”