the best airfield cafe/ bar in the UK
COVID- Jimmy's is currently closed for the duration of the lockdown. UPDATE: following the Road Map announcement from the Government we continue to monitor developments and will be looking to re-open in line with Step 3. When Step 2 takes effect, Jimmy's 8-Late will re-open. Until then there is unfortunately no catering of any type at the airfield.
ALL NEW - the always popular Jimmy's has started a new era following a massive build project to great a better, bigger and brighter restaurant.
As well as more space the restaurant, designed by American interior stylist Signature Hamilton, has far more serving space than ever before.
The all new menu is below and will be supplemented by specials every day.
READ THE PRESS RELEASE:
ALL NEW RESTAURANT, CONTROL TOWER FOR OLD BUCKENHAM AIRFIELD COMPLETED IN THREE WEEKS.
Old Buckenham Airfield is delighted to confirm the completion, on time, of a comprehensive re-modelling of the airfield’s main building, including all new Control Tower and Jimmy’s Cafe.
The project, completed in just three weeks has increased the cafe’s seating by 30%, as well as providing the ability to handle far more customers from a serving area which has doubled in size. This will allow more people than ever before to take advantage of the considerable outside areas available, offering close up views of a host of aircraft operating from Old Buckenham throughout the year.
The airfield (a former U.S. Army Air Force Base) was lucky to have the expertise of American interior stylist, Signature Hamilton, who generously donated both time and services to create a warm and inviting cafe experience with a unique vintage feel, which has already been much complimented by customers over the initial opening weekend.
Jimmy’s Cafe, (named after the former Operations Officer at Old Buckenham in WWII - Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart),will also benefit greatly from the arrival of a new operator, Tricia Clarey, who brings a wealth of experience and new menu to the restaurant.
The entire project was overseen and executed by a team entirely composed of airfield volunteers and tenants. Particular thanks are due to Roger & Maggie Haverson, Wings and Wheels and Martin Collier for their extremely generous support of the project. The completed cafe has been dedicated to the memory of Gerald Barnard, a much liked and generous supporter of Old Buckenham for many years, who sadly passed away in 2014 and made a generous bequest to the Airfield.
Matt Wilkins, Airfield Manager: “Three weeks was an extremely ambitious timescale for a project of this size and we are thrilled to have been able to accomplish a badly needed improvement to one of the most important buildings at Old Buckenham. We are finally able to offer facilities worthy of the new Museum and revitalised airfield, complimenting the numerous developments since late 2013 under the new ownership. We’re now working on ensuring that the Airshow, on 30th and 31st July, continues to flourish. This latest success is only possible thanks to the support of a close-knit team of volunteers and friends without whom Old Buckenham could not have hoped to enjoy the success and developments of the last few years.”