A POPULAR Powys pub is busily preparing for its reopening after almost a year of being closed.

The previous tenants at the Hundred House Inn had decided to vacate the popular pub in October 2022, citing rising energy bills, which they said had left the pub “impossible to run on any level”.

However, last month, it was revealed that local businessman Gareth Morris had bought the pub from the previous owners, and was set to open over the first weekend in October.

The opening has been slightly delayed, with the revamped pub now set for its grand re-opening on Saturday, October 7.


And, while the drinks will be back flowing at the popular village watering hole while the kitchen refurbishment takes a little longer, food on the day will be provided by New Radnor-based M&S Wood Fired Pizza.

“Gareth and team are pleased to announce that we will be opening the doors and welcoming you in for drinks from Saturday, 7th October,” said the Hundred House Inn on its Facebook page on Saturday.

“Although the kitchen is not yet ready to open, we are pleased to announce that M&S Wood Fired Pizza will be joining us on opening day, plus further dates throughout October. A Slice of Radnor will also be visiting in October.

“Finally, please be kind to us. We are a new team, all committed to the success of the pub, making it a focal point of the community again, but we are inevitably going to make the odd unintentional mistakes.

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“So, all we ask is for a little patience and politeness whilst we all get into the swing of things. We all look forward to welcoming you very soon.”

News of the pub in the village, near Builth Wells, reopening was greeted warmly in mid-August when a post appeared on the Facebook page.

The pub had shut “with immediate effect” on October 11 last year, becoming yet another victim of the cost-of-living crisis which has decimated local businesses post-Covid-19 pandemic.

Previous tenants Steve and Desri Davidson revealed their electric bill had increased tenfold and the tenancy was returned to the previous long-term owners of the pub.