Bread and Butter pudding

We were delighted to receive the following comment about Gillie’s Bread and Butter Pudding:-

“Just to let you know that your BBP is the most delicious pudding – A…. thought it more like an exotic French delicacy”. Maybe we should be setting up ‘The Jumping Jenny Bread and Butter Pudding Company’? Unfortunately for you, BBP is generally only available at Jumping Jenny after it has been served at a wedding at Belmount Hall.

Although we often receive similar comments about Gillie’s own Sticky Toffee Pudding, and you can, of course sample this at Jumping Jenny any time.

JJ’s open every day from Monday 17th March…

After a long, wet, winter, the sun is shining, and we are told that it is to be a glorious hot summer.

So, to take full advantage of this, Jumping Jenny will, as usual, be open EVERY DAY from Monday 17th March, opening 11.00am until 5.00pm, longer in the summer. Until 17th March, JJ’s is open from Wednesday to Sunday, same hours.

Please don’t forget Belmount Hall for any parties that you are planning – usual superb Jumping Jenny food (and more – see the menus on the Belmount website – – for dates, see under ‘Availability’), either for up to twelve in the Dining Room, or for up to eighty four in the Indoor Marquee. With Canapes and Champagne served beforehand in the Drawing room and/or Library, or even outside in the sunshine, there can be no better place for a party.

Please give Chris a call on 015394-36373 to discuss your ideas….Image


It must be half term! Suddenly, we’re busy, which is wonderful. Thank you. Apologies to the gentleman who had to queue for a cake after his meal. It is worth remembering that at busy times, it is best to order cakes/puddings etc at the same time as main course and drinks. The only problem with that arrangement is that, whilst waiting for the main course, you have to resist the temptation to eat the cake.

Also, when you want to claim your free refill of your coffee or your teapot, please skip the queue and go to the side of the counter. Best not to help yourself, though, (unless it is offered) in case there is a fresh coffee going through. Can be messy.

As stated in the headline, Jumping Jenny is open every day this week. We look forward to welcoming you, particularly as it seems that we may be having a break from the awful weather.


JUMPING JENNY NOW OPEN – Wednesday to Sunday

Until March, Jumping Jenny is open (from today, Wednesday 29th January) 10.30am until 4.30pm, every day except Monday and Tuesday (though seven days a week during half terms).

Delicious lunches served all day (last orders 4.00pm), some of the best cakes in the North West – see – including Gillie’s famous Tarte au Citron, Tarte au Poires, coeliac friendly orange and almond cake, our famous Caramel Shortcake, and much, much more, even in the dead of winter.

With a blazing logfire, and a snow covered Old Man of Coniston across the lake, don’t delay! Jumping Jenny will always be an experience well worth the effort!