The owners of a cafe that “almost lost everything” to flooding have thanked customers for their support after reopening.

Krumbz Cafe, at Kennet Place in Marlborough, reopened its doors on Monday, February 12, after unprecedented flooding hit the venue during Storm Henk on January 5.

The popular business has been owned by Roy and Sylwia Meek since late 2022 and the pair had spent a year working hard to revamp their “dream” cafe.

But when Storm Henk floods ripped through Marlborough in January the pair came close to losing everything they had built.

The premises was badly affected by the flooding and water quickly entered the property.

In a message to their customers on Facebook after the floods they said: “Our much-loved business, ‘Krumbz Cafe’, was hit incredibly hard during the recent floods.

“Things escalated so quickly that day and our cafe lost almost everything.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Krumbz Cafe after the floodingKrumbz Cafe after the flooding (Image: Newsquest)

“We talk about community a lot, but the kind words and gestures are keeping us going, through all of this.”

During an enforced closure due to the flood damage, the team at Krumbz Cafe set up a GoFundMe page to help raise the money to reopen their business.

Support poured in from customers and the local community with over £9,000 raised in just a matter of weeks.

This helped Mr and Mrs Meek to reopen their cafe a little over a month after water flooded into the building.

In a statement on Facebook, they said: “After a false start to 2024, we are starting a fresh and things really couldn’t feel fresher at Krumbz.

“After being hit hard by the floods, we have come out the other side.

“With enormous thanks to you… the special community, we are able to be back where we belong.

“Our team is grateful beyond measure, for the kind words, kind faces, and kind donations that have helped get us to this stage so quickly.”

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Storm Henk flooding in MarlboroughStorm Henk flooding in Marlborough (Image: SWNS)

The property was given an extensive refurbishment during the closure to allow Krumbz to get back to serving customers, and staff say the space now looks “better than ever.”

Mr Meek told the BBC he was “delighted to welcome customers back” and added that the cafe had been busy from the moment it reopened.

Prior to the floods, the new owners successfully revamped the inside of the shop and expanded their offering by acquiring a premises license to sell alcohol.

At the time they told this paper the license had given them a “massive boost.”