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Thatchers kicks off Bath Rugby partnership

Thatchers has signed a three-year agreement with Bath Rugby as their Official Cider Partner. The deal will see the Thatchers logo on the Bath jerseys, branding around the Recreation Ground including the north stand becoming the Thatchers Stand, as well as getting a range of their ciders installed at bars throughout the ground.

The Sandford-based business will be working closely with Bath Rugby’s Official Beer Partner, Wadworth, to bring a full range of traditional ciders to fans, with sampling and special events on match days including a dedicated real ale and cider bar.

Managing director Martin Thatcher is delighted with the sponsorship, the company’s first with a premiership rugby club: “This is great news for Thatchers. Bath’s emphasis on quality and family values are attributes which we both share, so it’s a natural partnership. We are looking forward to developing the relationship, and exploring new opportunities where we can involve our customers, consumers and our local communities.” 

International Craft Cider Festival 2011

From 12th-14th August the beautiful grounds of the 16th century Llancaiach Fawr manor house in rural South East Wales will transform from a gentile country estate to the host of the first International Craft Cider Festival.

Reflecting the increased interest in quality local produce in general, and craft cider in particular, the festival is aimed squarely at sophisticated cider drinkers wanting to discover the world of different ciders being created outside of mainstream cider production.

Organised by The Welsh Perry & Cider Society, the festival boasts 24 craft cidermakers from Wales, England, France and Germany, all of whom are required to sell only full-juice cider products.

To accompany proceedings, there will be a stage hosting bands throughout the day and into the evening. On-site and off-site camping is also available for visitors.

SWECA will be represented by Shepton Mallet cidermaker Neil Worley of Worley\'s Cider.

"We're delighted to be one of only eight cidermakers waving the flag for England at the inaugural International Craft Cider Festival in August," said Neil. "The organisers seem to be doing a fantastic job and we're really looking forward to a great weekend of music and cider."

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

For more information on Worley's Cider, visit their Facebook page at or follow them on Twitter @worleyscider

2nd Twisted Cider Festival

It's happening again and this time there will be even more cider and hopefully plenty of sun!

It's Twisted Cider's second annual cider festival at The Beaufort, Montpelier, Bristol. We will be hosting 12 different ciders for you fine people to drink and if they have not all sold out maybe some of our limited edition Twisted Cider!

Where: The Beaufort, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5QB
When: 30th July 2011 - 2pm till close

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