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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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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...

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Thatchers on board HMS Somerset

Thatchers Cider and HMS Somerset have teamed up to promote the county of Somerset and bring a few home comforts to everyone on board ship. Chris Milton, Off-Trade & Export Sales Director at Thatchers Cider, presented a Thatchers branded “RAS” (replenish at sea)...

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NACM launches General Election Manifesto

The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) has launched a manifesto detailing the requirements of the UK cider industry as we approach the 2017 General Election, and beyond. It highlights cider as a great British success story, with its significant contribution...

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Cider News Digest

It's take time again folks.  With these sunny spring days come good cider news.  Here's the latest: Thatchers launch their 2016 Vintage Cider complete with new branding s they seek to drive premium cider growth. Meanwhile, down the road in Somerset, Sheppy's unveils...

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