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We live and work in the heart of our small village of Sandford, Somerset. Playing our part in village life is hugely important to us. And we understand that even the smallest acts can make the biggest difference.

Love Somerset

Here at Myrtle Farm we’re at the heart of the Somerset community. So it makes sense that we’re also a firm supporter of Somerset Day, which takes place on 11th May, celebrating all that’s great about the county.

We’ve made a short film in which Martin Thatcher explains why he loves Somerset.

Our community is at our heart

From installing a defibrillator for use by local residents in our car park, to creating a pathway through our Katy orchard for the wonderful Strawberry Line cycle track; from sponsoring and supporting local sports, from rugby and cricket, to bowls; to arranging for the professionals to come and coach our youngsters at cricket and rugby; from welcoming thousands of people on our regular open days, to supporting the village Harvest Home.

Thatchers Open Day 2017

Every two years we welcome the local community and visitors to Myrtle Farm for our Open Day. We’ve been part of village life in Sandford for more than a century, this is a great way of bringing everyone together to enjoy a cider or two!

Supporting Entrepreneurial Spirit

In 2018 we’re supporting the food and drink industry in Somerset with two brilliant initiatives.

We’re working with Eat:Festivals to provide a bursary, which will offer the chance for producers with an entrepreneurial spirit to make their first steps into trading with a free pitch at one of the 2018 Eat:Festivals.

We’ve teamed up with The Royal Bath and West of England Society to offer a new award that, giving an up-and-coming food and drink producer at the start of their business journey the opportunity to spend some time with Martin Thatcher here at Myrtle Farm.

Supporting Local Schools


At harvest time, we love to welcome pupils from our local schools to visit our orchards and learn about harvest!



Visiting Local Schools


Our scientists, Laura and Ruby, visited Winscombe School to talk to pupils about the lifecycle of an apple.



Supporting Somerset!


We’re pleased to be a supporter of Somerset Day!



The Thatchers Foundation


We’ve been living and working here for four generations, and many of Thatchers Cider’s staff and families live locally too, so this is one way of saying thank you and giving something back to the community.

Find out more on the Thatchers Foundation page.