As I’m sure you know by now, James May has bought half a pub alongside a silent investor called the Royal Oak in Swallowcliffe, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. If you want to know exactly where it is and how to get there, view our guide by clicking here.
He initially released the good news on Twitter, where he took a photo of his excited self in front of the new purchase.
Soon after his news, the UK government implemented a 10 pm curfew on bars, restaurants,and pubs, but James May was quick to respond to that, too.
The new 10pm rule will not impact on #TheRoySwallowcliffe as it’s in the countryside. Everyone’s in bed by then anyway, because it’s so dark.
Joking about the rural life of the UK, he explained how he wasn’t worried about the new Covid regulations, but co-presenter of The Grand Tour Jeremy Clarkson was keen to add his input:
Not round here we aren’t.
“Not round here we aren’t,” he responded.
Clarkson currently lives in Great Tew, minutes from Chipping Norton in the English Cotswolds area, and has been working on his new farm for about a year now for his new show “I Bought The Farm”.
Fans were quick to add their own hilarious responses to Clarkson:
— Andy Kirk (@ScouseKirky) September 24, 2020
Dogging in car parks on the way home is still aloud right?
— Tim McNeill (@tdmac83) September 24, 2020
I heard they have electric lights now even in the countryside for after dark activities.
— Keith Bumble (@BumbleKeith) September 24, 2020
The trio’s Top Gear antics were also brought up in the replies:
Are we still allowed to impress girls by handbrake turning into shopping trollies?
— Sim2Fly (@Sim2FlyYT) September 24, 2020
Fans are busy waiting for the next episode of The Grand Tour, which promises to release the Madagascar Special episode later this year. However, some fans are getting restless, so let’s hope the episode is released before many don’t even consider returning to the series.