Jeremy Clarkson's Diddly Squat Farm fans left questioning if 'it's really worth' the visit

-Credit: (Image: PA)
-Credit: (Image: PA)

A recent visit to Jeremy Clarkson's farm has revealed the scale of the queues just to get into the now much-loved Diddly Squat Farm Shop in Chadlington. The shop has become a national attraction following its feature on the Amazon Prime TV series Clarkson's Farm. Since opening in 2020, it has drawn crowds hoping to spot the celebrity and sample his farm products.

A TikTok user documented the public waiting patiently to enter the farm, keen to buy goods from the former Top Gear presenter's land, reports Devon Live. The video highlighted one person who decided to time how long it would take to get into the shop after joining the back of the queue. You can get the latest WalesOnline newsletters e-mailed to you directly for free by signing up here.

Using their phone to track the time, TikTok user meggdrew16 captured an image showing the end of the line and then, 22 minutes later, the "slowly moving" queue of customers. After 35 minutes, they photographed a sign indicating there was a further 45-minute wait, which stated: "Wait Time: 45 mins." Another snapshot showed the in-store policies, including "no dogs allowed in store" and that Diddly Squat operates on a cash-only basis.

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All in all the line for the shop took a staggering one hour and 30 minutes to navigate. The user documented their progress along the way, noting they were "getting closer" after an hour and finally able to "see the shop now" at the one hour and 16-minute mark. Upon entering, the TikToker completed their purchases and left with a significantly lighter wallet, summing up the experience: "An hour and a half and an empty bank account later."

The video sparked varied responses from other TikTok users regarding the wait time and the farm shop's offerings. One person questioned the value of the wait: "Is it really worth a 90 minute queue for a little farm shop?" while another remarked on the absurdity: "Absolutely insane when a local farm shop sells the same produce (if not better) with no queue." Another individual expressed interest but was deterred by the queue, asking: "What day did you go? I want to go on a Friday in a couple of weeks but that queue is just a joke."

Clarkson's farm has recently been under scrutiny due to issues such as increased traffic from visitors. However, as documented in the popular Amazon Prime series, the presenter has engaged with the local community, even attracting crowds to Memorial Hall in Chadlington for discussions. Meanwhile, viewers of the farm-based show were confronted with the harsh realities of farming life. A scene from the series depicted two of the farm's pigs birthing piglets. Tragically, the newborn animals struggled to survive as the days passed, leaving fans heartbroken.