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Thatchers Apple Grower of the Year is Richard Morgan-Jones

Richard Morgan-Jones has been given a special award and praised by Thatchers Cider for the exceptional quality of apples he produces. Richard, who has followed in his father’s footsteps in growing and supplying apples to Thatchers, was presented with the Thatchers Apple Grower of the Year award at the cidermaker’s annual Wassail celebrations. Richard supplies […]


Keeping the Wassail tradition alive at Thatchers Cider

The mystical event of Wassailing took place at Myrtle Farm, the home of Thatchers Cider, last week. With the Wassail Queen and Green Man leading the Mendip Morris Men procession into the apple orchard, cider was poured cider over the roots of the Wassail tree, toast hung in the branches, and guns fired into the […]


Thatchers supports the first Weston Hospicecare Men’s March

This year sees the very first Weston Hospicecare Men’s March, which Thatchers Cider is delighted to be supporting. Taking place on 9th March 2019, the Men’s March is a 10-mile sponsored walk in and around Weston-super-Mare, starting and finishing at The Grand Pier. The route takes in a superb coastal walk, a stroll through Weston […]



We have introduced two West Country style ciders to our Cider Barn collection. Thatchers 458 has been blended from the 458 varieties of apple grown in our Exhibition Orchard at Myrtle Farm. Thatchers Vilberie, in contrast, has been created from one single apple variety, the bittersweet Vilberie, harvested from just one single orchard in the […]


A Katy tree for Clara’s Cottage

Visitors to the Weston Museum will be reminded of Somerset’s longstanding apple heritage thanks to a young Katy apple tree donated by The Thatchers Foundation. The Katy apple tree, which will produce beautiful red, rosy eating apples, has been placed in the yard of Clara’s Cottage – a fully furnished Edwardian terraced house that is […]


Minister for skills meets new apprentices at Thatchers Cider

The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, paid a visit to us here at Myrtle Farm this week (22 November 2018) to find out about our award-winning apprenticeship programme and learn how it has been developed to meet the skills needs of the Somerset cidermaker. We welcomed the first group of apprentices […]