Make it a local Christmas with Northamptonshire-brewed tipples available from Central England Co-op

Shoppers at Central England Co-op stores can bring a local flavour to Christmas this year as the retailer is selling a selection of locally-brewed real ales from two Northamptonshire breweries in 15 of the county’s stores.

Customers of Central England Co-op can enjoy locally-brewed real ales and ciders from Saxby Cider and Silverston Brewery.

Saxby’s Cider is based on a family farm in Farndish, a small village on Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire border.

The local firm grows its own apples in the orchards on the farm, which are carefully-selected English cider varieties and dessert fruits which are slowly matured and expertly blended.

The award-winning range of ciders is pressed on the farm using real cider and real fruit juices and no flavourings or syrups.

Initially located on the site of The King's Brewery, in Syresham, which was established in about 1854, the Silverstone Brewery was set up in 2008 to produce real ales.

Ales produced by the brewery range from honey and toffee-flavoured to classic Indian Pale Ale.

Supporting local producers is important to Central England Co-op and the retailer now stocks many locally-sourced products.

Marston Moretaine Food Store Manager Luke Ficken said: “We are really proud at Central England Co-op of continuing our long tradition of working with local suppliers by joining forces with two great Northamptonshire breweries to showcase some great beers and ales.

“With Christmas just around the corner, customers can enjoy a great offering when it comes to beers, wines and spirits, an offering made even better by the addition of some great local creations made just a few miles away.

 “We also have some great options in our stores when it comes to pairing our range with food. This is a fantastic opportunity to really make the most of your Christmas dining experience and enjoy a locally-produced, festive drink.”


Notes to editors

The local ales range is available in the following stores:

Central Avenue Food Store, Brampton
Desborough Supermarket
Grange Place Food Store, Kettering
Hallwood Road Food Store, Kettering
High Street Food Store, Desborough
Church Street Food Store, Irthlingborough
London Road Food Store, Kettering
Main Road Food Store, Duston
Marston Moretaine Food Store
Moulton Food Store
Occupation Road Food Store, Corby
Raunds Supermarket
Rothwell Supermarket
St Johns Road Food Store, Kettering
Thrapston Supermarket

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property investment.

Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2018.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing or visiting

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Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

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