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The Family

Thatchers has always been a family business, and it always will be. That means everything we do here is about making sure that there’ll be a viable business for the next generation.

We’ve been making cider for over 100 years and the world around us has changed quite a bit.

Each generation has passed on their secrets of cider making, like encouraging bees to pollinate apple blossom, or looking after the 150 year old oak vats where the cider matures.

 

 

Each generation has brought their own positive change to Thatchers, whether that was Stan’s commitment to making old-fashioned draught farmhouse cider, or Martin and John’s innovations with single variety ciders.

Caring about cider runs in the family and people who love cider can taste the care that goes into every single drop.

As our fourth generation cider maker, Martin keeps an eye on the whole operation, from the orchards and cidermaking through to how and where we sell our ciders.

Apples have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up on the farm and have spent my whole adult life making and selling cider.

Martin Thatcher

We’re a family passionate about Myrtle Farm, the orchards and the craft of cider making.

William was the pioneer and quickly gained a reputation for making the best cider around. Like father like son, Stan continued in William’s footsteps. The Traditional Cider we make today still follows Stan’s own recipe.

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We’re focused on building a sustainable business for future generations.

We’re not content with four generations – we’re already looking ahead to the fifth generation waiting in the wings.  They’ve been planting trees from an early age just like their father and grandfather.