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Orchard Day in Somerset

Over 300 apple growers and cider making professionals from all over the UK joined us at Thatchers Cider in the stunning surroundings of our Shiplate apple orchards  for an industry orchard and machinery day. Organised in conjunction with the National Association of Cider Makers, the day is an annual event that gives apple growers the […]


Thatching At Thatchers

Two traditional crafts have been brought together in Somerset. Master thatchers from Dunbar & Bunce, based in south Somerset, have been at work over the last two weeks for master cidermakers at Thatchers Cider in Sandford. A new meeting room currently being built at Thatchers Cider has been designed to showcase sustainable construction techniques. With […]


Gearing Up For Glastonbury

As the Official Cider of Glastonbury Festival, Thatchers Cider is gearing up to make its debut at the legendary Somerset event. As well as Thatchers Gold being available in all of the Festival’s bars on the 1200 acre site, the Somerset cider maker will also have its specially created Craft Cider Bar in the Williams […]


Royal Visit To Myrtle Farm

Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex paid a visit to one of Somerset’s oldest cider-making firms to open a new, state of the art packaging and warehouse facility yesterday (9th June 2014). Thatchers Cider, established in 1904, and now a fourth generation family company, welcomed the Royal Party to Myrtle Farm in […]


New Lighter Weight Bottle

Thatchers Vintage 2013 is the first of Thatchers packaged ciders to feature new lighter weight glass bottles. The new style 500ml bottle, now embossed with the Thatchers name across the shoulder, and featuring a slimmer neck, represents an 18% saving in weight. The bottle has been designed and produced by Ardagh Glass, who have supplied […]


Royal Bath And West Show

Thatchers will be at the Royal Bath and West Show again this year, hosting our Beer and Cider Tent, with our friends from Butcombe Brewery. As always, we’ve arranged some great music for you – the Polden Ridge Mountain Boys and the Somerset Paddies, and it goes without saying the very best of Somerset beer and […]