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.

  • 7147 The Bucketts Way, Taree NSW 2430, Australia

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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.

Martin Weier

Aweful, this very slightly ginger flavoured fizzy cordial is pretending to be Ginger Beer. Has a peculiar after taste that drys the mouth. None of their respective competitors like Kirks or Bundaberg have nothing to worry about.

Jan 27

David Woody

It’s where it’s bottled

Dec 28

e vervliet

Aussie icon

Jan 17

Reid Farrell

Jun 5

Shane Batman

Dec 27
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