Thatchers' Cider Open Day is back this September

Thatchers' Cider Open Day is back this September

Posted on: 08 Aug 2022

In what looks set to be their biggest Open Day to date, Myrtle Farm will be opening its doors for a jam-packed day of music, tours, food and – of course – drinking.


Myrtle Farm, home of Thatchers Cider, have been running open days for a long time now.


Taking place on Saturday 17 September, the Thatchers Cider Open Day 2022 will allow cider lovers a behind-the-scenes look at how the Gold, Haze and Katy that us Bristolians love so much is made. 


The open day is free to attend and is not ticketed.



A staple of pubs all over Bristol and the South West, Thatchers cider has been made on Myrtle Farm since 1904 and the site is still run by the Thatchers family. The farm has been running open days since 1993 with thousands of people visiting the site during that time.


Now, for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic, the doors are opening once more with plenty of exciting activities on offer. There will be trailer tours of the orchard; guided tours of the cidermaking, canning and bottling lines; apple pressing and cider tasting.


Away from the actual cider, Myrtle Farm’s open day will feature children’s entertainment, over 25 local craft and produce stalls, delicious food and (new for 2022) there will be a special Thatchers Music Stage with a lineup set to be announced soon.


Applications are still open for stalls, bands, or entertainers. Head here for more information.

Myrtle Farm is situated in Sandford, Somerset (BS25 5RA), an area that boasts a range of top-quality campsites, local hotels and B&Bs, making the Thatchers Cider Open Day the perfect event for a family weekend away.


Indeed, why not incorporate a walk into your weekend? We recently took a look at eight stunning walking routes through nature in and around Bristol, with a number of the routes taking walkers through Somerset.


The Thatchers Cider Open Day 2022 is set to take place at Myrtle Farm on Saturday 17 September, beginning at 12:00 with tours and stalls running until 17:00 and music until 20:00. It is a free and non-ticketed event.


Head to the Facebook event page to keep up to date with the open day.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.