Congleton’s Famous Apple Juice will be produced again this Autumn.

After carefully considering the current situation the directors of the Old Saw Mill have concluded that it will be possible to safely produce delicious apple juice again this year. After a bumper harvest last year everyone is hoping for another successful year in 2020, in spite of the pandemic.

We will be receiving apples from local gardens from Tuesday 1st September. Please bring all your spare apples to the Old Saw Mill, Back River Street and leave them in the collection trays behind the cycle rail next to the front door. They can be left there whilst the café is open (9.00am – 3.00pm Mon – Friday) or at weekends.

Astbury Mere visitor centre can no longer receive apples so please don’t take them there.

Our sincere thanks in advance to everyone who supports us by donating apples. Up to 70% of apples grown in this country are left to rot in gardens so let’s buck the trend in Congleton and use them for a good cause.

Last year nearly 3000 bottles of juice and 600l of cider were produced. There are still some left so hurry up and get some before they are gone.”

If you want further details contact Dewi on  info@theoldsawmill.org.

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.

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.