Dales hotel plans steak night to mark anniversary of Top Gear ‘dust-up’

Simonstone Hall. Photo: Chris Heaton.

A Dales hotel is planning a steak night to mark the anniversary of a notorious “bust-up” which spelled the end of TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s time with the BBC.

The motoring enthusiast was staying at Simonstone Hall Hotel, near Hawes, in March 2015 while filming Top Gear when the incident happened.

After returning late from filming, Clarkson punched his producer Oisin Tymon during a row over food.

Clarkson wanted a 8oz sirloin steak with fondant potatoes, pan-fried wild mushrooms, grilled cherry tomatoes and peppercorn sauce.

But the presenter became angry when he was told by Oisin that he could only have a cold meats platter because the kitchen at the hotel was closed.

The incident resulted in Clarkson being dumped by the BBC, and Mr Tymon receiving £100,000 in an out of court settlement.

Now, Simonstone Hall has announced a commemorative event on Wednesday, March 4, five years on from the event, which was described as a “dust up” by Clarkson’s co-presenter James May.

The steak night advertised on Facebook.


The event has been advertised on Facebook.

The hotel says: “Celebrate the 5 year(!!) anniversary of the ‘JEREMY CLARKSON SAGA’ in the Simonstone Hall Bar, with our special ‘STEAK NIGHT’ event, in the very venue of the Clarkson/Top Gear demise.”

The event, which will feature live music, costs £49 for two steaks and a bottle of house red.