A JUICY bite to eat was had by hundreds at an apple day.

Hundreds of people visited Lathcoats Farm to enjoy a free bite to eat when it held an apple day on Saturday*oct 18*.

Adam’s Pearmain, Cornish Gilliflower, Temptation, Topaz, Meridian and Honey Crisp were just some of the 40 varieties of apple on offer, when the Beehive Lane farm opened its doors between 10am and 4pm.

As well as fruit tasting, there was also cookery taster sessions for children, while artist Elaine Tribley led a giant painting-by-numbers event and the Chelmsford Tudor Rose Archers put on a display.

Philip Taylor, 50, who owns the farm with his brother Stephen, said he was pleased with the success.

He said: “It’s been a great day and the weather has helped, we have been extremely busy and all the activities have been very popular.

“I think people are attracted to the farm because of the novelty of 40 different varieties of apple you can taste, it’s something you can’t do in a supermarket.”