Evesham's Red Lion removes Jeremy Clarkson's lager as Meghan row continues - The Evesham Observer

Evesham's Red Lion removes Jeremy Clarkson's lager as Meghan row continues

Evesham Editorial 21st Dec, 2022 Updated: 21st Dec, 2022   0

BOSSES at an Evesham pub have pulled the plug on Jeremy Clarkson’s Hawkstone lager as the row over the controversial host’s column on Meghan Markle continues.

The Market Square venue has moved to ditch the lager, launched by the Grand Tour host together with the Cotswold Beer Company in 2021, in response to a column in Saturday’s Sun in which he said he ‘hated’ the Duchess of Sussex.

He went onto state he dreamt of the day Markle would be made to ‘parade naked’ through Britain while the crowd chanted ‘shame’ and threw ‘excrement’ at her. His comments continue to provoke fury with calls for the host to be sacked from his job as host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire on ITV.

Landlord Tom Doggett confirmed over the weekend Hawkstone was being removed in favour of Brew 61 ahead of a firm decision.

Writing on Facebook he said: “This sort of brutal misogyny isn’t welcome in The Red Lion, and if a customer said it they’d be asked to at least shut up, if not to leave or be banned, so we’re not going to tolerate it from the public face of one of our suppliers either.”

The pub has now decided to make the removal permanent and are thinking about what to do with the half a barrel left in the cellar.

“It’s a shame, because everyone we’ve worked with ‘on the ground’ at Hawkstone has been fantastic, and they’ve handled the situation well, even crediting and retrieving our most recent delivery, but we won’t be aligned with the sort of toxicity displayed over the weekend,” he added.

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