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The Old Saw Mill Café is opening

The Old Saw Mill Community Café is opening!
After closing on the 16th March a full week before lockdown, the decision has been made to open the doors of the café to all our customers at 9am on the 6th July.

We’re initially limiting our opening to 9am to 2pm, last orders 1.30pm; Monday to Friday.

We have redesigned the café to conform to the Government advice for hospitality premises – maintaining social distancing by reducing the number of tables inside and outside in the garden; introducing table only service; customers will be welcomed by a member of staff, asked to complete the signing-in book with name and contact telephone number to conform with Track and Trace and to sanitize their hands before being show to their tables.

A new menu has been devised with all the old favourites – breakfasts, simple lunches including ploughman’s and our lovely range of cakes and scones washed down with teas, coffees and Old Saw Mill Apple Juice or Ciders.

Our downstairs toilet is available too.

Payment via contactless ideally please!

All of these measures are designed to protect both customers and staff during these challenging times, please come and support your community café.

Our house to house delivery of apple juice, cider and cakes continues of course and thank you to all our customers that have supported us during our shutdown.

OUR NEW MENU IS ON THE CAFE PAGE

Saturday Makers Market in Congleton

It’s back and the Old Saw Mill will have its apple juice, cider and cider vinegar for sale. Of course it will be a little different tomorrow. For a start it will not be on the High Street where it is more difficult to have a robust social distancing routine. It is going to be held in the Market Street car park.

When you visit us I want you to know that we will adopt the 5 commitments below:-

  Adopt social distancing procedures
  Maintain cleanliness
  Provide hand sanitising
  Minimise contact
  Enable our staff to work safely
The organisers have been very strict with all of the traders to ensure that all visitors and traders are safe and so I hope that in turn when you come to our stall, you will also adhere to the rules.

As part of minimising contact we are keen to only receive card payments from people.

See you tomorrow.

Update on cafe deliveries

We have decided from the response so far to concentrate on making delicious cakes and biscuits, after all it is our speciality. We are therefore planning to add the items below to our Friday deliveries of apple juice, cider and cider vinegar  from 19th June. The juice and cider will also still be available on Tuesdays. Click through to the full post for the menu and pricing!

Apple juice sales going well

The Old Saw Mill has been delivering apple juice, cider and apple cider vinegar to peoples’ homes since mid April. Deliveries initially started on a Friday but had to be extended to twice a week due to popular demand. The juice is made exclusively from apples brought in from local gardens so it is organic, delicious and healthy. It contains no additives.