A pub landlady has said she can't "believe how quick the turnaround has been" as she prepares to reopen five weeks after her premises were flooded during Storm Babet.

Laura Robinson, who runs the Railway Inn in Framlingham, was facing potentially having to close her business until the New Year after the Station Road premises was inundated with brown water during the storm which battered the county in October.

However, on Friday, the pub's bar will resume trading, although food will not be available as repairs still need to be carried out to the kitchen which will remain closed.

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East Anglian Daily Times: The pub is no longer floodedThe pub is no longer flooded (Image: Laura Robinson)

"It has been a hard five weeks, I must say. We have definitely done a lot, but I can't believe how quick the turnaround has been from a brewery perspective," Mrs Robinson said.

She said she had used some of her own money to pay for the repairs, while she had also received support from her family and well-wishers who had been giving her money.

East Anglian Daily Times: The flood water inside the pubThe flood water inside the pub (Image: Laura Robinson)

A separate appeal has been launched for the pub on the donations website JustGiving, which has so far raised £2,510 of its £10,000 target.

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East Anglian Daily Times: The interior of the Railway Inn was flooded during Storm BabetThe interior of the Railway Inn was flooded during Storm Babet (Image: Laura Robinson)Mrs Robinson said this fundraising money would be used to pay for new appliances for the pub, but could not be accessed until after the appeal had closed.

During the flood, the water level reached knee height, destroying tables and chairs and much of the electrical equipment.

Water also poured into the Railway Inn's garden after drains overflowed, with levels reaching chest height.

However, Mrs Robinson was unable to access an insurance pay-out for the damage because the premises is not in a flood zone and was not therefore covered.

Instead, much of the pub's revenue had been used to pay off bills and clean the premises following the damage.