Apple Juice is not just for Christmas – Our Homemade Produce

Here’s a reminder that our Old Saw Mill homemade produce is available all year round.
We currently have a variety of our produce available:
Chilli Jam
Mixed Berry Jam
Plum Jam
Christmas Chutney
Orchard Chutney
Prices for our Jars
Small Jars and Jars closer to their use by date are available – 1 for £2 or 3 for £5
Large jars are available – 1 for £3 or 3 for £8

Apple Juice and Cider:
Bottles of AJ & Cider come in 750ml bottles and are available at –
1 bottle £3.50
2 bottles £6
3 bottles £9
6 bottles £17
12 bottles £30
Bottles of our Apple Cider Vinegar come in small 330ml bottles for £2 or large 750ml bottles for £4
As you probably all know by now the Old Saw Mill are now making Mary Brown’s Traditional Congleton Gingerbread. This is absolutely gorgeous if you’re fancying a bit of nostalgia, or even wanting to try something new.
Packets are available 1 for £3 or 2 for £5, we are out at the moment but keep an eye on our pages to see when a fresh batch is ready.

Christmas Meals

The café was busier than ever during December, more than 300 people enjoyed Christmas meals either at the café or in their own homes with 100+ OSM Lunch Club meals delivered on the Friday before Christmas. 
And we served 30+ meals on Christmas Day and put some Christmas joy into the hearts of the people who chose to spend their time with us, it was a great privilege to be there for them. Big thanks to those of you that sponsored their meals and to the all volunteers who helped on Christmas Day, there were emotional thanks from all our guests. 

Business Sponsorship

In the new year we are launching a new scheme to attract business sponsors. We desperately need to achieve a sustainable financial base and this is one of the ways we hope we can do this.
We are inviting local  businesses to become sponsors of the Old Saw Mill and in return they will get a range of benefits which are outlined in the attached document..
If you own a business perhaps you could consider becoming a sponsor or if you work for a company who might be interested please pass on the details.
We would like to thank Town Councillors Kay Wesley and Suzie Firkin for their help setting this up

Christmas Lunch at the Old Saw Mill

We will be doing Christmas Lunch in three forms again this year at the Old Saw Mill.

Number 1 – Christmas Lunch in the café throughout December.

We will have Christmas Lunch available to book in the café from November 28th until December 23rd.

This will be in the café between our normal opening times.

Number 2 – Old Saw Mill Lunch club deliveries

Our usual Friday lunch delivery volunteers will be delivering Christmas Lunch to our regular Old Saw Mill lunch club customers, who receive our weekly meal deliveries, on Friday 23rd December. We already have over 90 meals which will be going out into the community, but if you or anyone you know could benefit from a meal delivery this Christmas please get in touch, using the details above, we’d love to help!!

Christmas Lunch with us, in the café, will consist of…

Full Turkey Lunch with all the trimmings
Christmas pudding
A glass of fizz, wine or apple juice
Complimentary Xmas cracker
The price will be £15 per person for bookings in the café during the month of December, we expect to receive some sponsorship for the lunch on Christmas day, which should reduce the price (on Christmas day only).

Number 3 – Old Saw Mill Christmas Lunch on Christmas day

The Old Saw Mill will be open for Christmas Lunch on Christmas day for friends of the Old Saw Mill who’d rather not spend Christmas on their own. We know that Christmas day can be a miserable one to be on your own so if you or anyone you know could use some company and a warm plate of food on Christmas day then please get in touch we have plenty of spaces available.

We are asking all parties and individuals to pre book with us via any of the following platforms: telephone – 01260 277658 | email – | Facebook – .

Just to make sure we have enough turkey to feed you all and enough volunteers to make your meal that extra bit more special.

Christmas and New Year Closures 2022-23

As a side note, we will close at 2pm from Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January 2023 (inclusive), for a very well deserved break. Of course, we will be open for Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day!

Blankets Please

As it gets colder, we’ll try very hard to keep our heating at a reasonable temperature but we are thinking of introducing blanket pegs in the café at the OSM. So, we are asking for donations of any spare blankets you have suitable for people to use as they sit in the cafe.

This would be very useful and help us keep the Old Saw Mill a warm place over the ever-growing cold days.

All of our thanks in advance,
The Old Saw Mill

Christmas Meals

And of course, Christmas is coming!
Usual Christmas plans here: come and have Christmas Lunch with your friends, please book a week before, price £15 for a traditional main and pud plus a glass of fizzy or apple juice
Old Saw Mill lunch club will be delivering Christmas meals on Friday 23rd December to our usual customers.
And on Christmas Day itself we’ll be serving traditional fare to those who would otherwise be on their own on this special day, price £15 per head but we’ll probably find financial support for that day!

We’re a Warm Place

Already there are people we know struggling with costs so we want to make sure our community knows the Saw Mill is a welcoming place that we’ll try to keep warm; to welcome people who just want to come and avoid their own fuel bills for a few hours.
We might shuffle you around the place to continue to serve customers, but be assured if you know of someone that needs a warm place with a cuppa or 2 then send them our way. We can cuddle together if all else fails to keep us warm!! Remember free WiFi so you can work or keep up with your favourite soap too, but bring your headphones!