Martin Thatcher


In 1904, William Thatcher founded Thatchers Cider on his Somerset Farm. Today, his great-grandson Martin Thatcher runs the fourth-generation family business, which still has its home on the very same farm where William made his cider.
Maintaining the heritage and traditions of the family business remains close to Martin’s heart. And as a rural company, he knows just how important it is to protect the world around us. So he has a firm focus on creating world class cider sustainably and maintaining the business’s Somerset orchards not just to be the source of the highest quality apples, but also a rich haven for biodiversity.

Since 2015 Martin has been a Trustee of the Bath and West Society, a great Somerset organisation that works to promote and represent farming, agriculture and food & drink production in his home county.

His personal experience of learning all aspects of the cider making business from an early age has led Martin to be a firm believer in skills development, encouraging people to fulfil their potential, in particular through apprenticeships.

With his family Martin has established the Thatchers Foundation, a charitable trust which supports good causes in Somerset. And he has been honoured to take up the role of Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset, and through this position looks forward to being able to support all those who live and work in the county.
Martin has been married to his wife Anne for 25 years, and their grown-up children, Eleanor and Peter, are both now working within the business.