Up until Christmas Jumping Jenny will not be open on a Monday or Tuesday. It will however be open from Wednesday to Sunday where a very warm welcome awaits you. You will find an excellent choice of hot and cold dishes and a delicious range of home baked cakes and tray bakes.
A steaming pot of tea, a blazing fire with magnificent views over Coniston Water and the fells beyond, makes Jumping Jenny an absolute. We look forward to seeing you.
The view from Jumping Jenny today is absolutely stunning! It does not get much better than this… .
Delicious soups, Gillie’s amazing cakes, a roaring log fire, a glass of mulled wine all await you. Forget Christmas shopping – it’s just a waste of a good day in the Lakes.
Don’t forget we serve meals all afternoon, and are open till 5.00pm for delicious hot chocolate etc. – perfect after a bracing walk.
We look forward to seeing you!
Three evening parties in five days! And its November… .
Last Saturday evening, we hosted ‘The Scottish Dancers’ (our name for them) for a buffet dinner, as part of their dancing weekend. They have been coming to Jumping Jenny for many years – seven?, maybe more… .
This year, Marcel, the organiser of the weekend, chose Casserole of Venison as one of the dishes for the buffet. Cooking this was a good exercise, as we have to create this for about eighty for a Big Birthday party celebration lunch in early December.
On the evening, one of the guests commented that the food was better than ever – very pleasing. The hardest aspect of running a business such as Jumping Jenny is to maintain standards. Gillie is brilliant at this, and was delighted to receive Marcel’s email:-
“Dear Gillie, Chris, Gwyneth and Cathy,
It gets better, according to all the reports I had back after Saturday’s gathering with you. ……………………
For the last two evenings, we have hosted this week’s Brantwood course – Ruskin Mill Trust – and this has also been a success, according to a number of comments received. On Tuesday evening, it was a buffet, with two casseroles – Daube of Lamb, Beef in Morocco Ale, and Aubergine Galette as the vegetarian option, although it was noticeable that, even though there was only one vegetarian, every delegate had some! Last evening, the main course was Moussaka. One delegate commented that she had never tasted such good Moussaka, and it was of course the Moussaka which persuaded Tony Turnbull of The Times that Jumping Jenny offered the best food in the Lake District.
Puddings over the two days included Sticky Toffee Pudding (obviously our own, as ever – it is the best, whatever any other manufacturer claims… ), Pavlova Meringues, Lemon Posset, Chocolate Mousse and Apple Crumble. One delegate commented about the Crumble that she had never tasted a crumble as delicious as Gillie’s.
During the day yesterday, there was a course with about fifty delegates in the former Coach House Gallery upstairs, requiring JJ’s Brantwiches, plus the RMT course, and another course with about seventeen delegates.
An exceptionally good week at Jumping Jenny – and in November… . Much of it is thanks to Brantwood having taken the route of holding courses on all sorts of fascinating subjects – so, thank you, Brantwood!
The view from the Jumping Jenny terrace today was absolutely spectacular, showcasing the Coniston fells and water in all its autumnal glory. Not only that, I could see and hear the powerboats participating in the records week. Take a look at the short video clip on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jumping-Jenny-Coffee-House-and-Licensed-Restaurant/126249194243460?ref=hl and if you are in the area, we would love to see you. We have a delicious lunch time menu on offer and a variety of mouth watering cakes and tray bakes.
Many apologies! On this day of absolutely glorious weather, we will be open all day, until 5.00 this afternoon! Many apologies for a misleading post yesterday. Our plumber seems to have been confused about the date of his return from holiday… .
That said, the sun is blazing down and there is not a cloud in the sky. Nowhere better in the world to be than Jumping Jenny!
Have a good day!