Naylor’s Brewery in Cross Hills is joining forces with villagers for a cider-making day.

Organisers are encouraging the public to bring along as many apples as they can to the first annual event, which will take place on Saturday at the brewery off Station Road.

Brewery owners Robert and Stephen Naylor said the family event, which starts at noon, would give everyone the chance to see how cider was made.

Stephen said people should bring along their apples, which would be weighed with a view to getting a similar amount of bottled cider at the end of the process, which takes about three months.

“We’ve already got a cider press and we’re making a scratter, which is a machine that crushes the apples into a pulp,” said Stephen.

As part of the day, people will get the chance to help wash the apples, have a go at running the cider press and sample pork pies from local butchers. Stephen said they were hoping to hold a pork pie tasting competition and the brewery would also have a variety of ciders available for people to try.