Somerset cidermaker Thatchers saw sales grow by 17% and pre-tax profits rise 19% in the year to 31 August 2017.

The manufacturer hit sales of £84.9m on the back of increased marketing investment throughout the year.

Pre-tax profits jumped to £7.6m for the year, up 19% from £6.4m in 2016.

The manufacturer has splashed out on investment recently, including £8.3m that was invested in automated canning lines.