Hotel commemorates Jeremy Clarkson steak ‘fracas’ with 5-year anniversary dinner

18 January 2020, 13:58 | Updated: 18 January 2020, 13:59

The hotel is hosting an anniversary steak dinner
The hotel is hosting an anniversary steak dinner. Picture: Simonstone Hall Hotel

By Asher McShane

A hotel is hosting a five-year anniversary steak dinner commemorating the BBC career of presenter Jeremy Clarkson, whose career with the corporation ended after a ‘fracas’ on the premises.

Simonstone Hall Hotel is hosting the dinner on March 4 2020, five years to the day after Mr Clarkson was accused of a bust-up with producer Oisin Tymon over a lack of hot food being available after a day’s filming.

Mr Tymon visited A&E after suffering swelling and a split lip on March 4, 2015. Police said there was “no need for further action” following the incident.

The hotel, situated in the Yorkshire Dales, has installed a plaque commemorating the event, which reads: “Here lies the BBC career of Jeremy Clarkson, who had a fracas on this spot 4th March 2015, the rest is legend.”

James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, during a trip to Southeast Asia for the Amazon Prime Video show The Grand Tour
James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, during a trip to Southeast Asia for the Amazon Prime Video show The Grand Tour. Picture: PA

Mr Clarkson went on to enjoy success with series The Grand Tour on Amazon after the incident.

Advertising the tongue-in-cheek event, the hotel said: “Steak night event commemorating 5ys(!!) since the BBC Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson ‘fracas’ saga. Book your tickets - Steak & Wine, live music… cold platters may be available for late arrivals!”

The event will have a live singer. The hotel is offering two steaks and a bottle of house red for customers for £49. It will take place at the Simonstone Hall Bar “in the very venue of the Clarkson/Top Gear demise!,” according to the hotel’s Facebook page.

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