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THATCHERS INTRODUCES NEW SEASONAL CIDER

Thatchers has introduced a new seasonal cider into its traditional premium range for 2018. Summer Vintage, a 7.4% cider available in 500ml bottles, has been inspired by a stroll through the cidermaker’s Somerset orchards, to create a light yet full flavoured cider for...

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Top marks for Aston Manor Cider in rigorous audit

Staff at Aston Manor Cider’s Tiverton site are celebrating achieving the top AA+ grade in the BRC Global Standard for alcoholic drinks and fermented/brewed products again, following an unannounced and rigorous audit. The UK’s leading independent cidermaker is one of...

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Latest from The Fuss Free Foodie

We're pleased to bring you another recipe from The Fuss Free Foodie - Old Rosie Chicken with French Peas. Visit the recipe page to find out more and watch the video.  Looks like a great choice for Sunday dinner with friends! You can find out more about The Fuss Free...

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WASSAILING WITH THATCHERS CIDER

Revellers braved the elements on Wednesday evening (17th January 2018) for the annual Wassail Ceremony held in Thatchers Cider’s orchards at Myrtle Farm and hosted at The Railway Inn, Sandford. The Wassail is a traditional ceremony that sees apple trees blessed with...

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The Fuss Free Foodie introduction

We hope to bring you a series of new recipes using cider this year, to celebrate the great range and diversity of British ciders.  Here is the first one from food blogger "The Fuss Free Foodie" using Sheppy's to help create this lovely dish - visit the recipe page and...

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Celebrating Great British Ciders

 January is a time for celebration in the cider orchards of Great Britain, and this week, that celebration moved to Westminster.  The All Party Parliamentary Cider Group (APPCG) and The National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) reception was well attended with over...

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Aston Manor Cider

It was with sadness that we heard this month about the passing of Peter Ellis, former managing director of Aston Manor Cider.  In an announcement from the business, Chief Executive Gordon Johncox said: "Peter had been ill for some time but faced his condition with...

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INTRODUCING DABINETT AND REDWOOD INTO THATCHERS CIDER BARN

Dabinett and Redwood are the two new ciders introduced into the Thatchers Cider Barn range for 2017/18. The series of special vintage ciders feature small batch runs, with each cider demonstrating a particular skill or story about the apple varieties chosen. The...

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Mulled cider recipes – perfect for Christmas

We love seeing all the mulled cider posts at the moment, so here's one that we liked for it's simplicity.  There are many others you can find with all sorts of wonderful additions, but basically, just choose your favourite cider and get started... and take a look at...

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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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