Green Living Course

There will be a Green Living course for 8 weeks on October 13 and ending on December 1, Tuesdays from 1.30 to 3pm and it is open to anyone.

The course will be run by Zoom. If you are dubious about Zoom, it can be demonstrated for you before the course starts. But it’s easy – we e-mail you a link and you click it.

The course is about how individuals can act to prevent climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution and lots more.

You can contact info@theoldsawmill.org and we will forward your interest to the organisers

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.

Update on café opening

After closing on the 16th March we opened the doors of the café on the 6th July from 9am to 2pm, last orders 1.30pm; Monday to Friday.

We would obviously like to thank all those customers who have been to see us and after 3 weeks we are quite pleased with our progress. From next week our rooms upstairs will also have visitors and so thanks again to them for supporting us.

From 3rd August and throughout August we will be participating in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme which means that on Mondays to Wednesdays, all our food will have a discount of 50% applied.

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!