Monday 17th November – Still open seven days a week….


It looks as though the weather will be glorious tomorrow, Monday 17th November, so please do come and enjoy this glorious November (not a phrase one hears very often….).

There were many customers sitting on the terrace this afternoon, sitting in the sunshine and enjoying what must be one of the finest views anywhere – Coniston Water and the fells beyond.

And enjoying quite a lot of cake! In fact, a huge amount of Gillie’s wonderful cakes. Extraordinarily, nearly two whole chocolate cakes were sold today. Not so long ago, chocolate cake was put out once a week, on a Sunday. What a change!

See you tomorrow!

Craft Fair weekend – 15th and 16th November 2014


It’s Brantwood Craft Fair time again! At Jumping Jenny, we will be open as usual from 10.30am to 6.00pm, with delicious soups, flans, savoury and sweet, Tarte au Citron, Moussaka, amazing cakes, and some very special mulled wine.. .

Rumour has it that there are some Christmas Socks hanging on the fire. That’s what they do in Poland, apparently.

Drop in and see us!

The Future of Jumping Jenny at Brantwood Part II

'Since word got out that we will be leaving Brantwood in early 2015, 
we have been overwhelmed by the reaction of our customers, such as 
the following, received last week:- 
 "We were very sorry to hear that you will be leaving Brantwood 
in the new year. It must be twenty years since we first discovered
The Jumping Jenny, and we have been back at least once or twice every 
year since. Your food is wonderful, wholesome, flavourful, delicious,
the cakes exceptional, your staff friendly and welcoming, and the 
view from the terrace across Coniston unbeatable, whatever 
the weather. 
 We live in North Oxfordshire and are well served by some excellent 
eateries, some rather pretentious. Jumping Jenny beats them all into 
a cocked hat. 
 Hopefully you will find a new location and that we can continue to 
enjoy your fine fare. We will certainly be following your web site 
here and will do our best to track you down. 
 Thanks and best wishes 
 B&J B... " ' 

Jumping Jenny – the future….

Rumour has it that, as from the end of December this year – 2014 – Jumping Jenny may not be at Brantwood any more. There is some truth in the rumour. At this stage, we cannot reveal any detail, but please be reassured that, after over 23 years at Brantwood, we will not be disappearing, just like that…. !

On the one hand, Brantwood management has decided that they do not wish to renew our lease, which expires in March 2015, because they are wanting to run the Brantwood cafe themselves. On the other hand, after all that time, it is probably time to move on. We have exciting ideas! At least, ideas that we think are exciting….. .

In the interim, we have set up Belmount Food Company Limited, which will market the Jumping Jenny product.

So, if you feel the need to have some Jumping jenny food, please email your requirements, and we will work out how to deal with your request. For example, we can post shortbread, caramel shortcake, and lots more. It’s a new venture!