Half term opening – week beginning Monday 16th February


This coming week, ie starting tomorrow 16th February, Jumping Jenny will be open ALL WEEK, ie Monday and Tuesday as well as Wednesday to Sunday, which are the opening days until mid March.

Just so you know, there is some particularly delicious Venison Pie, served with red cabbage, on the Specials board.

Hurry along, there!

Winter Opening as at 6th January 2015………… JANUARY WEEKENDS ONLY

During January Jumping Jenny will be open ONLY AT WEEKENDS.

Normal winter five day opening (ie Wednesday to Sunday) will resume on Wednesday 4th February 2015.

February half terms – Jumping Jenny may well be open seven days a week, subject to Brantwood’s plans.

From Monday 16th March 2015 Jumping Jenny will be open seven days a week.


Please keep an eye on this website for details of our future plans.

Huge thanks to our many customers who have emailed with lovely comments about the Jumping Jenny business. We have been much encouraged by such comments!

Winter Opening update – as at 6th December 2014

Over the Christmas/New Year holiday period, Jumping Jenny will be open on Tuesday 22nd December, on Boxing Day, 23rd December, then every day from Saturday 27th December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015.

During January 2015, Jumping Jenny will only be open at weekends.

Our long term plans remain a little uncertain at the moment, but it is likely that Jumping Jenny will be at Brantwood until 25th March 2015, maybe beyond that date.

The Belmount/Jumping Jenny philosophy!

In his excellent book ‘My Paris Kitchen’, David Lebovitz introduces one chapter as follows:-

“THE OWNER OF A FANCY THREE STAR RESTAURANT IN PARIS was quoted as saying, ‘The first time you come to a restaurant, you’re a stranger. The second time, you’re a guest. The third time, you’re part of our family.. ….. Much has to do with becoming a regular customer, and as the staff gets to know you, you become a member of the extended family.’ “.

This rang true in the light of two emails received recently – one about a recent wedding at Belmount – please see the Belmount blog – and one about Jumping Jenny, as follows:-

“We have booked (local accommodation) for 21st March and one of the main reasons was to be able to eat your always delicious food and take some for our suppers…… . A limited menu of quality food, what a huge miss you will be!!

The way you run the JJ is the details – the chalkboard, the staff, the objects above the counter, the wood burner – and of course the food – wonderful flans, salad dressing, cakes.”

Thank you, staff and customers!