The reopening of the Jeremy Clarkson farm shop, Diddly Squat, has been a huge success with hordes of fans forming lengthy queues in front of its Chadlington doors.
Cars lined up the length of country roads over the weekend as the shop’s enthusiasts waited patiently in long lines to snap up 'cow juice', jams, aprons and tea towels, coffee, T-shirts, and veg from Diddly Squat Farm Shop.
One customer told Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: "I can’t wait to taste your meat. And the sprouts [are] the most expensive I have ever paid for." A
nother said: "The milk is gorgeous and the pork wasabi sausages with freshly smoked garlic is delish! Thanks Jezza, highly recommend."
The shop reopened last Thursday at 9am to a long line of admirers of the former Top Gear host, who wasn’t present as he was in another location filming his motoring show The Grand Tour.
The car park was reportedly full by 9.45am who faced a film crew shooting season two of Clarkson’s Farm which which is filmed in Chadlington.
The shop had faced a two month closure while changes were made to the roof following complaints from West Oxfordshire District Council that the wrong material was used.
In January, it was revealed that the ex-Top Gear host, who also recently launched two businesses, Curdle Hill Juice and Curdle Hill Wholesale, saw his plans for a restaurant and a 70-space car park rejected by the council with more than 50 objections from locals registered.
Chadlington residents expressed concerns over increased traffic and feared that the area would become "a Jeremy Clarkson's theme park".
Planning officers added that the proposal was not in keeping with the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
However, the TV star hit back, telling local reporters it was a 'very bad day for farming' and vowed to challenge the decision.
The TV presenter had got permission to construct a lambing shed in 2020 after buying a new flock of sheep to expand the farm business.
However, he put noses firmly out of joint when planning documents later revealed that the building has since been used, without planning permission, as a cafe and a bar area.
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