The Cider

For generations we've been perfecting our orchards, our craft, and our cider.
Today we've got a whole range that takes you from fresh vibrant and modern, to traditional, vintage, speciality and single variety.

Vats of cider

Did you know

  • More than 6m hectolitres, or 130m gallons, of cider are produced in Britain each year.

  • Of all the apples grown in Britain, 45% are used in cider making.

  • Two million new cider apple trees have been planted since 1995.

  • In the 14th Century children were baptised in cider, it was cleaner than the water.

  • Farm workers’ wages in earlier times included four pints of cider a day.

  • In 2010 Thatchers Cider planted around 100,000 new apple trees and has approximately 380 acres of its own orchards.

  • After 25 years of development, new cider apple varieties Lizzie and Angela have been harvested from Thatchers orchards.

  • In 2009, if all the apples pressed at Thatchers were lined up, they would stretch from Somerset to Indonesia.

Thatchers Traditional Draught Cider

Thatchers Traditional Draught Cider


Based on an original 1904 recipe, Thatchers Traditional is a hazy, unfiltered and un-carbonated cider, but has a natural, subtle sparkle.

Specially produced from a blend of bittersweet apples, it has a mellow and smooth taste that will appeal to those who enjoy real Somerset cider at its very best.




Alc 6% vol.

Suitable for vegetarians.
Gluten and dairy free.

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