Maintaining standards… not bad after over 24 years!

Tripadvisor posting today…
“Great food with lovely terrace view over Coniston Water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 April 2015 

We don’t mind driving out of our way to enjoy the food and the experience of this lovely cafe that serves visitors to Ruskin’s Lake District home, Brantwood. The queue to order can be a bit frustrating but it’s worth the wait.

Isn’t summer wonderful!

Glorious weather this week has brought out the Jumping Jenny fans in their droves. Where better to enjoy great food, wonderful views and a warm welcome, than the terrace of Jumping Jenny?

I was reminded of this this very morning, when walking the dogs at the southern end of Coniston Water. There were two young mums with their little ones, who were playing on the beach with toy dumper trucks, shrimping nets and buckets and spades. The Lake District in April? Really?

One of the young mums was Mary who married Rob at Brantwood in 2007. They had their party at Belmount Hall. Mary’s dad John married Jenny at Brantwood in 2010. They had a Wedding House Party at Belmount, so it must be time for an anniversary party for somebody!

The other young mum I recognised as a long-standing Jumping Jenny customer. All in all, a fun encounter… .

Roll on a beautiful summer!

‘Hot off the press…” Tripadvisor – 4 April 2015


‘321Katrina’ writes:- “I’ve written reviews for here a year ago, but I’m updating as I want this current for this year ….
Over the last five years I’ve been coming here, and no matter what, I order the same tomato soup and chocolate cake, and in all the years the standard of staff, cleanliness, portion size or the incredible taste has never wavered and I feel I must convey this.
My friends have chosen different things off the menu, bacon and brie sandwich, stuffed peppers, meringue and all have been gorgeous… . I’ve read the other reviews and its been commented on that its been overpriced… this food is organic, cooked onsite, and as fresh as the day its picked so price doesn’t come into it in my mind.”.

Thank you, Katrina!
Chris and Gillie

PS looks like we will be at Brantwood until the end of May… .

March News…


As from this weekend (14/15 March), Jumping Jenny will be open seven days a week.

At this time, it looks as though Jumping Jenny will be at Brantwood until the middle of May.

After that time, Jumping Jenny’s famous flans, traybakes, cakes and meals, such as Lasagne, Moussaka etc., will be available direct through this website, so please email with your requirements, and contact details. If it can be posted, we will post it! It could even be delivered to your door, if you live, or are staying, in the South Lakes area.

Just this morning, we received an enquiry from somebody who will be on holiday near Coniston next week:- “……we’re delighted that you will still be running Jumping Jennys
when we are over there next week on the 21st for 4 nights. As we don’t
want to cook, would it be possible to buy something for our suppers that
we could just heat up and have you any suggestions? “.

So, if you are planning a holiday in the Lakes, and would like to enjoy more of the food that you have enjoyed at Jumping Jenny at Brantwood over the last twenty four years, please get in touch.

We are also offering Belmount Hall as a location for the evening parties that we used to host at Jumping Jenny, and which led to our setting up Belmount Hall – see

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!