Cafe Opening

Like the rest of the hospitality industry nationally we’re really struggling for staff. You’ll recollect Charla has moved onto greater things; Marina is planning a month’s holiday early in August so we’re rather thin on the ground.
We’re using every avenue we can to find more of the right kind of staff – those capable of supervising the cafe – and as soon as we find someone we’ll reopen. Challenging times!
Of course if you know anyone that might be interested send them to us either call Ruth on 01260 277658 or email us at

Churnet Radio

Churnet Radio:
We’re great friends with Churnet Radio, based in Biddulph they are the ‘Local Radio For The Staffordshire Moorlands and Cheshire Border’. They are a web based radio station, find them at They have visited the Saw Mill and are planning to do a live programme from the cafe soon.

Masks and NHS App

Masks and NHS App:
Freedom day 19th July: we decided as a board to carry on as we had been: asking people to sign in, sanitise their hands, wear masks until they sit down. As ever most people are happy with that but some aren’t, which is a pity. We can’t insist of course, we’re just trying our best.

We have run out of Apple Juice!

We have run out of Apple Juice! 

Due to making less apple juice last year we have now sold our last bottle, but don’t despair from mid August we shall start again.

As many of you know our apples come from the gardens of people in Congleton and beyond and so in August if you are starting to pick apples and you have too many, please bring them to the Old Saw Mill.


Dewi and Peter