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How ethical is Thatchers?

Thatchers is a brand of alcoholic drinks which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider Ratings Table. Although Thatchers has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in Thatchers if it applied for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement.

Find out more about the ethical issues facing the Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider sector.

What does Thatchers do?

Thatchers is a brand of cider based in Somerset, UK which was founded by William Thatcher in 1904. The brand is still family-run and the farm is also the UK’s biggest processor of blackcurrants.

In which areas does Thatchers perform poorly?

Thatchers was marked down under our criteria for Organic and Vegetarian due to a lack of any certification. It also gets a bottom rating for its Environmental Report as its Sustainability page does not include enough information or targets for a company of this size.

Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Thatchers’ record

We did not find any past criticisms of Thatchers.


In which areas does Thatchers score well for its ethics?

We found no criticisms of Thatchers relating to; GM, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments,  therefore the brand scores well for these criteria. Find out more about how we rate.

How can Thatchers improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Thatchers is awarded with on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Thatchers has some issues to resolve, including its vague Environmental Report. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give Thatchers some guidance to improve on these areas.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our Ethical Mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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