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Growers of the Year 2017

Apples are our pride and joy – and we couldn’t be without the people who grow them.  Our Growers of the Year for 2017 have been presented with commemorative goblets (to enjoy their cider in) to mark their commitment to quality – pictured with our Chief Cidermaker Richard Johnson are left, James Skittery who has […]


The Railway Wassail 2018

Revellers enjoyed the ancient tradition of Wassailing at The Railway Inn last night. The Wassail is a traditional ceremony that sees apple trees blessed with cider, and awoken from their winter slumber – ensuring a good harvest for the year ahead. Despite the rain, everyone had a fun filled evening, and warmed up with a […]


Pressing blackcurrants on Inside the Factory

Watch Inside the Factory on BBC2 at 8pm this evening (Tuesday 16th January) to see how we get involved in the making of Ribena, here at Myrtle Farm. During the episode, presenter Gregg Wallace explores how 90% of Britain’s blackcurrants are turned into soft drinks. Before arriving at Ribena’s Gloucestershire factory, he takes delivery of […]


Supporting the entrepreneurial spirit with Eat:Festivals

  We’re really pleased to be supporting Eat:Festivals this year with a new bursary, which aims to encourage business start-up and the entrepreneurial spirit. Organisers of Eat:Festivals, which take place in Wellington, Taunton, Burnham-on-Sea, Portishead and Weston-super-Mare are offering support to new businesses to enable them to make their first steps into trading. The Bursary […]


The Royal Bath & West of England Society marks the opening of Rural Enterprise Centre with new food and drink award

To celebrate the official opening of The Royal Bath & West of England Society’s new Rural Enterprise Centre this month, we have teamed up with the Society  to introduce a new award to up-and-coming food and drink producers. The award will offer one regional food or drink producer at the start of their business journey […]


The new issue of Incider is here

We’re delighted to bring you the latest issue of Thatchers Incider! You can read all about what’s been going on here on the farm – such as the new additions to our Cider Barn range, our Open Day in September and ‘The World’s Best Sparkling Cider’, Thatchers Redstreak. You can read it here: Thatchers InCider […]