We had joy...we had fun...we had cider in the sun!

Ciderfest at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Ashleigh Wickings, Claire Watson, Ellis Coop and Tina Johnstone.
Ciderfest at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Ashleigh Wickings, Claire Watson, Ellis Coop and Tina Johnstone.

CIDER fans had a scrumpy good time at an annual cider festival.

The Stubbing Wharf pub on King Street, Hebden Bridge, opened its doors to throngs of crowds basking in the sunshine.

Ciderfest at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Ashleigh Wickings, Claire Watson, Ellis Coop and Tina Johnstone.

Ciderfest at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Ashleigh Wickings, Claire Watson, Ellis Coop and Tina Johnstone.

More than 70 traditional and craft farmhouse ciders were on offer.

Landlord Matthew Browne hosted the fifth annual festival and said the popularity of both the festival and the drink had helped make it the busiest year yet.

“It was fantastic,” he said.

“We’ve had people ringing up for weeks asking about it and asking where they could stay so it’s been a great boost for the town.”

Ciderfest at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Peter Heppleston and Richard Parkes.

Ciderfest at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Peter Heppleston and Richard Parkes.

The pub was named Calderdale CAMRA Cider and Perry pub of the year 2010.

“It’s really good for the cider industry. Now people understand a bit more about real cider and it’s interesting to see people who seem to know and care about the drink and where it’s from.”

As well as the drinks there was also face painting and a magician.

Their success will continue with their annual Apple Day in October.

Ciderfest at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Amanda Gould.

Ciderfest at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Amanda Gould.