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Thatchers Cider is a cider maker based in Sandford, in North Somerset, England. The founder, William Thatcher, first started making cider for his own farm workers in 1904. His son Stanley Thatcher, born in 1910, began selling draught cider to pubs in Somerset and the company's presence in the area grew. The company is still family owned and has 360 acres of its own orchards in Somerset, as well as using apples from other growers in the area.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Thatchers Gold -
Thatchers Rascal -
Thatchers Haze -
Green Goblin - Previously made by Thatchers for Wychwood. In March 2010, Thatchers acquired the brand and it now appears under the Thatchers label.
Over the years the brand identity is updated and re-launched with subtle changes, a change of Logo or a new font.
Sometimes this brand update is done by the new owners after a brewery has been sold, other times just to give the brand a fresh new look on the ever growing market.
Below are some notes to help identify some of these changes and an aid to reference the year of the glass.
A Thatchers Gold beer mat circa 2012