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RECORD HARVEST IS JUST THE START

After several years of investment added 400,000 trees to the landscape, Aston Manor Cider has just completed a record harvest. The 2017 harvest is a landmark as all new orchards have provided fruit for the first time. The business anticipates yields from the recent...

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Heineken calls for a Package for Pubs in the Budget

The second Budget of 2017 will be announced on 22 November and we’re calling for a different outcome to the first 2017 budget, which saw the Chancellor increase duty on cider.  The cider, brewing and pubs sector supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and contributes...

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‘S’ Marks the Can!

Can they do it? Yes they can! Sheppy's is one of the oldest and most distinguished cider making families in the world - with a rich history that spans six generations and 200 years. Headed by Master of Cider David Sheppy, the traditional cider makers have launched a...

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World Class Cider from Knights

Knights Malvern Gold has been hailed as the World’s Best Non-Sparkling Cider by the expert judges of the World Cider Awards.   The World Cider Awards is an international competition that selects the very best in all the recognised styles of cider. Knights Malvern Gold...

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Thatchers 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,...

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Securing the future for cider communities

Apples and pears were on the agenda in Westminster last night, at the All Party Parliamentary Cider Group (APPCG) and The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) autumn reception.   With over 150 guests from across the political spectrum and the drinks trade, the...

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Launch of Drinkers’ Voice

New alcohol consumer organisation, Drinkers’ Voice, has revealed an exclusive poll which highlights that 70% of the UK’s drinkers don’t listen to official alcohol guidelines. We would like you to join us in supporting them in their fight against the anti-alcohol...

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Thatchers takes to the skies over Somerset

Thatchers Cider has taken to the skies over Somerset with its first hot air balloon. Emblazoned with the strapline “What Cider’s Supposed to Taste Like”, the yellow and green balloon will make its Bristol International Balloon Fiesta debut, from 10th - 13th August. An...

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Aston Manor Cider Tops 2016 Awards Record

Aston Manor Cider, the UK’s largest independent cider maker, has beaten its record 2016 award haul just eight months into the year. Six new accolades for product quality and design have taken the 2017 total to 22, five more than the last year.   Plaudits include two...

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