Thatchers Alcohol-Free Cider


Type – non-alcoholic cider
Alcohol content – <0.05%
Rating– 70/100
Review – This is a great cider when chilled and perfect for a summer evening. I found it a bit too sweet but it did go well with a Thai meal.

Thatchers have been producing top-quality, cider for four generations so have had plenty of time to perfect the taste. Like other cider producers, this Somerset-based company have decided to bring in new fans of cider by creating a Thatchers alcohol-free cider – ZERO. Thatchers craft this drink by using a selection of their bittersweet apple varieties, creating an alcohol-free cider with body.

Thatchers Zero has gone on to be a real crowd pleaser and multiple award winner including gold from ‘Taste of the West’ and silver at the ‘World cider awards’ last year.

The question is how does this golden amber cider stand up against its alcoholic cousins and are the accolades justified. Well, you’ll just have to read my review below to find out.

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Is Thatchers alcohol-free cider any good?


This is certainly a tasty alcohol-free cider. It was both dry and refreshing and very similar to an alcoholic apple cider. I would say the only downside was that I found it to be a bit too sweet but this is a trait generally found with alcohol-free ciders. Personally, I think it could be improved by having a bit more body to it. 

Aroma & Appearance

Well, it certainly gave off a strong fruity cider aroma that was pleasant and familiar. Looks-wise it was golden in colour once poured into the glass and too fizzy.   

Bonus points

Thatchers Zero is both gluten-free and vegan friendly and at just 130 calories for a 500 ml bottle it won’t add the pounds. You can find Thatchers in most supermarkets and alcohol-free specialists.

Buy Thatchers alcohol-free cider

At the time of writing, you can purchase this cider from most supermarkets including Sainsbury’s and Asda. You can also find this drink on the following alcohol-free specialist retailers.

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The Dry Drinker is a great allrounder when it comes to alcohol-free drinks with a great range of wines, beers and spirits.

COST (at time of publication) – £20 x 8


thatchers alcohol-free cider

Key information

– per 500ml

Type – cider


Country – UK

Alcohol content – <0.05%

Calories – 130

Ingredients – Contains Sulphites for freshness

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – yes

Availability UK/ EU – medium

Availability US/ CAN – very hard

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