Southern Co-op #LocalFlavours food hero Somerset – Thatchers Cider
Thatchers is a family run cidermaker with their home in Sandford, Somerset. Their ciders, all full of natural apple character, are crafted at Myrtle Farm. Pride in their heritage – Thatchers has been making cider for four generations – is at the heart of everything they do. Their knowledge and passion for apples is reflected in their ciders: authentic, full of flavour and with a distinct character that reflects Somerset cidermaking at its best.
Nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills, their orchards are their pride and joy. With apples such as Dabinett, Somerset Redstreak and Katy, as well as some newer varieties such as Angela, Lizzie and Prince William, it’s on the farm that the journey starts, inspired by the heritage and values of their company.
Thatchers’ flagship brand Thatchers Gold is a full flavoured, medium dry Somerset cider, with a wonderfully rich, golden colour. Thatchers Vintage is well balanced and mature, with a distinctive depth of character, while Thatchers Haze is a premium cloudy cider that has a crisp, sweet finish. Other ciders include Thatchers Katy, Stan’s Barrel Roller and Leaf Twister, Thatchers Old Rascal and Green Goblin.
“We’re a long-standing partner with Southern Coop and we’ve been delighted to supply our authentic, great tasting Somerset Ciders over a number of years. Having established close, working relationships on a local level means that we are able to develop campaigns and activities that really work for your customers.”
Tim O’Hare, National Account Controller at Thatchers Cider