Jeremy Clarkson issues warning about 'exploding bottles of cider'
Jeremy Clarkson issues frantic warning to customers of his Diddly Squat farm shop who may have bought ‘exploding bottles of cider’
- A batch of Hawkstone ciders appear to have ‘over fermented’ and could explode
Jeremy Clarkson has issued a frantic warning to customers of his Diddly Squat farm shop who may have bought exploding bottles of cider.
The former Top Gear host who opened the Cotswolds-based farm shop in 2020 urgently sounded the alarm after a ‘massive cock up’ with their Hawkstone ciders.
Issuing the panicked alert, the 63-year-old tweeted: ‘F*** F*** F*** F*** F*** F***. There’s been a massive cock up and as a result, there’s a very slim chance, some of our Hawkstone CIDER bottles might, there’s no easy way of saying this, explode.’
The Grand Tour presenter, who has been spotted at Silverstone and Wimbledon in recent weeks, added: ‘If the cap has the code L3160, open it underwater, pour it away and get in touch for a refund. [email protected].
‘Really sorry about this but on the upside, the beer is fine and still delicious. As is the cider, in bottles that are unaffected. Which is almost all of them.’
Jeremy Clarkson has issued a frantic warning to customers of his Diddly Squat farm shop who may have bought exploding bottles of cider
Mr Clarkson joked with customers who had already opened some of the dodgy batch of ciders
One customer responded to Mr Clarkson’s tweet with a picture of cider bottle with the L3160 code, tweeting: ‘Like this? I had one last night and it was amazing, was looking forward to this one tonight’.
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host replied: ‘Open it while wearing a Hurt Locker suit.’
Another joked: ‘The cider is delicious really taste the apple I won’t let a little explosive cider put me off.’
The presenter responded: ‘Most cider you drink is made from concentrate. Ours is made with actual apples.’
Mr Clarkson and the Costwold Brew Co launched the range of drinks back in 2021.
The Diddly Squat Farm social media page said that the bottles were exploding due to ‘over fermenting’.
It added: ‘If you have any of this batch it is important to dispose of it now under the water tap and take care as these are in glass bottles – then take a photo of the caps and we will send you a fresh batch or a refund … whichever you choose…if you have already drunk the cider please don’t worry – apologies from us all …’.
The Diddly Squat Farm social media page said that the bottles were exploding due to ‘over fermenting’. Pictured: Diddly Squat Farm Shop
Hawkstone also warned customers to be be careful of the dodgy batch, urging the public to take the ‘utmost care’ when handling the glass bottles.
They explained that the cider had become over-carbonated ‘because of the active champagne yeast which can either cause leaking or breakage’.
It comes after Mr Clarkson and his girlfriend Lisa Hogan took to the Diddly Squat’s Instagram page to share their disappointment at the impact this week’s weather had on the farm in Chipping Norton.
When asked what had happened by Ms Hogan, the former Top Gear presenter – clutching a bird’s nest – answered: ‘I don’t know.’
He then pointed the finger at the weather and said: ‘Wind we had last… couple of days ago…All that effort.’
Last month, Mr Clarkson finally won his battle to provide more parking at his Diddly Squat farm.
Visitors at Diddly Squat farm shop which is the subject of the presenter’s popular Amazon series, Clarkson’s Farm
The TV star has been locked in a row with West Oxfordshire District Council since last year, when it refused to grant permission for him to extend the shop’s parking facilities.
Since then, the site – which is the subject of the presenter’s popular Amazon series, Clarkson’s Farm – has been inundated with scores of visitors.
A lack of parking space resulted in cars being left on boggy mounds on the side of a road, damaging land and triggering outrage among some locals in the quiet village of Chadlington.
But now a planning inspector has given the green light to the extension, and for changes to use of the land – but proposals to add a restaurant on site were turned down.
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