ALL you ever needed to know about apples and cider making was on tap at the first ever Bere Ferrers Apple Fest which attracted more than 300 people from near and far.

Held in the church hall and grounds, there was apple pressing and juicing with the Tamar Valley Orchard Volunteers, expert advice on growing fruit trees and an apple identification service.

Ben Pike from Harberton brought along a 100-year-old apple crusher together with an information and book stall and tools and equipment which could be bought or hired.

There were demonstrations of grafting and pruning and advice available regarding grants for apple tree planting.

Local residents brought along their tasty produce for sampling and there were apple goods to buy, recipes, a raffle and refreshments.

The Bere Ferrers WI stall of home-made apple goodies sold out completely with toffee apples selling like the proverbial hot cakes!

People came from all over West Devon and even as far as Cheltenham in Gloucestershire for the apple pressing.

The event was supported by the Tamar Valley Service, Orchard Link and the Silvanus Trust, who provided displays describing the unique history of the Tamar Valley apple growing industry.

Organiser Brian Lamb said it was such a great success that it would probably be repeated. All proceeds were in aid of the Bere Ferrers Church Hall Renovation Fund.