Saxbys Soft Drinks, Taree

Saxbys Soft Drinks

A stonemason by trade, an ambitious young George Saxby migrated from Kent, England to Sydney in 1857 looking for an opportunity. After boarding a coastal trader to the Manning River he soon found it in the up and coming Taree district.  Combining his life-long fascination at the chemistry of aerated waters with his entrepreneurial spirit, a 27-year-old George Saxby established his first drinks factory at Chatham, just near Taree.

Named “George Saxby, Manning River”, the factory was created to brew his now famous Stone Ginger Beer in large wooden casks, before being packaged in ceramic bottles, which where filled and corked by hand.  Once a batch was completed, small floats would take cases of these bottles to Taree wharf, where they were dispatched to shops in the local area, usually by wheelbarrow.

From these modest beginnings, Saxbys Soft Drinks is now in its fifth generation and George Saxby’s delicious range of soft drinks, from a wide range of flavours to his original Stone Ginger Beer recipe, are now enjoyed Australia wide.  The story of Saxbys is as unique and refreshing as the taste of our renowned stone ginger beer.

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Saxbys Soft Drinks, Taree

A stonemason by trade, an ambitious young George Saxby migrated from Kent, England to Sydney in 1857 looking for an opportunity. After boarding a coastal trader to the Manning River he soon found it in the up and coming Taree district.  Combining his life-long fascination at the chemistry of aerated waters with his entrepreneurial spirit, a 27-year-old George Saxby established his first drinks factory at Chatham, just near Taree.

Named “George Saxby, Manning River”, the factory was created to brew his now famous Stone Ginger Beer in large wooden casks, before being packaged in ceramic bottles, which where filled and corked by hand.  Once a batch was completed, small floats would take cases of these bottles to Taree wharf, where they were dispatched to shops in the local area, usually by wheelbarrow.

From these modest beginnings, Saxbys Soft Drinks is now in its fifth generation and George Saxby’s delicious range of soft drinks, from a wide range of flavours to his original Stone Ginger Beer recipe, are now enjoyed Australia wide.  The story of Saxbys is as unique and refreshing as the taste of our renowned stone ginger beer.

Peter Kelly

Where were you ? Hrs of operation state Saturday 0900. – 1700 .. Drove 4 hrs – had to stay at the in-laws for 2 days of absolute hell ( Satan does walk the earth) – just to buy a 8 cases of the best soft drink on the planet! Only to find you closed ! I have no words for the Pain I now need to endure

That being said I love your product, just no way to access it in the quantity I want.

Sep 19

Craig Bolton

Always a pleasure going to Saxbys. The product is absolutely great and the service even better

Nov 27

Rod Donegan

I want to thank Saxbys and your many talented staff, for manufacturing a truly superb Ginger Beer. Thank you for the effort to make each bottle as good as the last, for so many years now. After a particularly long working day today, sitting down after dinner, a chance at last to relax and enjoy truly Australia’s best drink. RJD

Jan 21

B Noneedtoknow

I had a creaming soda tonight.

Yummy. A very nice sweet change. Half the amount of sugar as coke. I liked it and I’m not a soft drink person.

Oct 14

sandra brown

The best ginger beer ever…..just love it sooo much!

Feb 11
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