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Our Top Tips for Harvesting at Home

Choosing the right time to harvest takes years of expertise. Luckily our Farm Manager, Chris, knows exactly when our apples are ripe and has a few top tips for harvesting the apples from the apple tree in your garden: Keep an eye on the apple’s colour. For an apple like Katy, as it ripens it […]


Thatchers Redstreak – it’s officially the World’s Best Sparkling Cider

Thatchers Redstreak Cider has been named the best sparkling cider in the world in the recent World Cider Awards 2017. Redstreak, part of our Cider Barn range, is an 8.4% single variety cider made from local Somerset Redstreak apples. To create the Cider Barn range, our cidermakers use their knowledge of the apples to work […]


Our apple harvest is underway

Our apple harvest is underway! And it’s looking a good one. With the weather conditions in Somerset providing a perfect climate for apple growing, it’s not surprising that the county is widely regarded as the home of cidermaking. “We had cold temperatures during winter to allow the trees a sufficient dormant period,” explains Martin Thatcher, […]


Katy celebrates its 21st harvest

Thatchers Katy Cider is celebrating its 21st harvest this year. A softly sparkling Somerset Cider, Katy is pressed and bottled at Myrtle Farm from the red, juicy Katy apple.  The 7.4% single variety cider is a softly sparkling, medium dry Somerset cider. Its natural fruit acidity makes it a great pairing for foods such as […]


Thank you for joining us at our Open Day!

What a fantastic day it was at our Myrtle Farm Open Day on Saturday (16th September 2017). We’d like to say a huge thank you from us all at Thatchers to all our visitors who came along to help make the day one to remember. There were many familiar faces in the crowds, and many […]


A fun day out at our Open Day

Our Thatchers Cider Open Day takes place on Saturday 16th September 2017. This is a free event with activities for the whole family. It’s an opportunity for you to talk to our cidermakers, taste our ciders, and have a great day out! For the younger generation there’ll be apple pressing, face painting and lots of […]