Farm Tour

From Field-to-Glass: Apple Cultivation, Cider Fermentation and Production

THURSDAY, 28 September 2023. 17:00 - 21:00 BST

By the Southern Section

THURSDAY, 28 September 2023

17:00 - 21:00 BST

Thatchers Cider

Myrtle Farm, Station Rd, Sandford, Winscombe BS25 5RA

Visit one of the UK’s most successful independent cider manufacturers and gain insight into their production process first-hand!

During the event you will be taken on a tour of the farm to see apple cultivation, pressing, fermentation and packaging. There will be a talk by Head Cidermaker, Richard Johnson, who will give insight into production at Thatchers. Following the event there will be time to socialise and network with fellow attendees over drinks and a buffet.

Safety shoes required.


  • Recommended to arrive by car. Alternatively there may be taxi options from Weston-S-Mare railway station, Worle or Yatton

Why You Should Attend:

  • Gain insight into the processes undertaken by medium/large scale cider producers in the U.K.
  • Learn about apple cultivation, pressing, concentrate production and fermentation
  • Understand the stabilization and packaging processes used in cider production


  • IBD members: Free
  • Non-members: £15

Booking deadline: FRIDAY, 15 September 2023