Thatchers cider heads to Glastonbury

PUBLISHED: 12:30 02 May 2014

Michael Eavis and Martin Thatcher

Michael Eavis and Martin Thatcher

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A FLAGSHIP Somerset cider company has joined forces with one of the biggest festivals in the UK.

Martin Thatcher, Michael Eavis and John ThatcherMartin Thatcher, Michael Eavis and John Thatcher

Sandford-based Thatchers cider is becoming the official drink of Glastonbury Festival – meaning Thatchers Gold will be available at all the onsite bars.

A cider bar will also be installed at the festival, where Thatchers Traditional, Heritage and Cheddar Valley ciders will be available on draught.

Managing director Martin Thatcher has formed a partnership with Michael Eavis, the founder of the festival, for the next three years.

Mr Eavis said: “This is a particularly special thing, as not only does it mean that we’re able to bring a much-loved local cider to Glastonbury but for me I see this as two long-standing Somerset farming families coming together to offer something out of the ordinary.”

And Mr Thatcher said: “Glastonbury’s reputation is phenomenal, and our partnership gives us an outstanding opportunity to bring the very best authentic Somerset cider to Worthy Farm.”

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