A popular restaurant near Newtown has been forced to close until further notice after water came flooding in following heavy rain from Storm Babet.

Quaint village pub The Bull & Heifer in Bettws Cedewain was devastated by flood water after high levels of rain caused the nearby Bechan Brook to burst its banks and overflow into the beer garden, car park and parts of the traditional black and white public house.

The community who was left upset by the damage gathered with staff to muck in and clear the mess and were able to open the pub for drinks on Saturday evening.

The Bull & Heifer later shared with customers on Sunday: "We would like to thank all staff, and members of the community who helped with the clean up yesterday. We couldn’t have done it without you all.


"Unfortunately, our restaurant and kitchen will remain closed until further notice."

Residents have been praised for the "incredible amount of support and spirit" with helping to clear up the damage following the deluge of rain.

“I hope you get back to business as usual as soon as you can,” one said. “Glad you had kind people around you to help.”

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While another said: “You’re all amazing people. Well done to you all for coming together at a time of need.”

King's Nurseries and the Greenhouse in Garthmyl was also submerged by flood water which led to both the garden centre and café being closed on Saturday for a big clean up.

The nursery and garden centre later thanked their "incredible" team, family and friends for clearing the flood, and also customers for the kind offers of help and well wishes.