Jeremy Clarkson hits back at reporter who says he 'drove away' from his brewery once he knew who owner was
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Jeremy Clarkson has clapped back at a journalist who said he ‘drove away’ from the presenter’s brewery once he found out who the owner was.
Having traded Top Gear for the country, Clarkson has turned his hand to beer making and even runs Hawkstone Brewery. The brewery is located in Bourton-on-the-Water, and appears to be a popular spot for lager lovers.
Despite now living the good life, the 63-year-old has hit back after seeing the comment and has defended his business on social media.
Given Clarkson’s motor mouth reputation, you’d be forgiven for missing the online argument.
The presenter is notorious for causing controversy even after opening his Diddly Squat farm, in the sleepy Cotswolds.
Last year, the presenter was heavily criticised for an opinion piece he wrote about Meghan Markle which caused public outrage.
Surprisingly though, Clarkson wasn’t the one putting the pedal on X - formerly known as Twitter - this time.
Instead, he was responding to a comment left by BBC journalist and radio show host Chuck Middleton.
Sharing a photo on the social media platform, Middleton wrote: “Travelling through Oxfordshire, saw the @RealHawkstone brewery, liking beer we approached, saw it was run by @JeremyClarkson so turned round and drove away....”
Of course, The Grand Tour star had the perfect response and sarcastically tweeted: “Oh no. However will we manage?”
After the tweet went viral, with almost 40,000 likes, many fans raced to the comments to share their thoughts.
One wrote: “This isn’t an airport. You don’t need to announce your departure.”
Another accused Middleton of trying to boost his following, saying: “As if you never knew @JeremyClarkson owned @RealHawkstone what's up, not got enough engagement.”
Others argued that it wasn’t important who owned the brewery, especially if the beer was good.
“Good lager is good lager. I don't care who makes it,” added one person.
However, one user pointed out that a headline about the story made it sound like the radio host had been drink driving.
Middleton was quick to set the story straight, responding: “I didn’t have a beer. We did a 360 in the car park and drove on. I wouldn’t drink in a Tim Martin pub either.”