Meet the new Licensees of the Post Office Hotel (Postie) in Forbes, Elizabeth Power and Darren Phillips. Elizabeth is a Forbes local having been born and raised in the town, while Darren is from Canberra, but has lived in Forbes for the last two years.
Elizabeth (Liz) has a background in nursing and Darren (Daz) worked in Canberra for Qantas before COVID struck.
The two have spent the last few years working in disability support, but the constant travelling was wearing them both down. That’s when Liz saw that the Postie was up for lease and they decided to go for it.
“We’ve hit the ground running, it was such a great opportunity, the pub was really run down and needed a lot of TLC, so hopefully we are giving it that,” said Liz.
Liz also has three sons who are all local farmers, who she is very proud of.
Liz and Daz will be introducing more live entertainment to the hotel are interested in having a DJ/Karaoke in addition to providing the opportunity for local bands to perform. If you are in a local band and would like to perform at the Post Office Hotel, please reach out.
Chef Bee is the new head chef at the Postie and was British Army trained. She describes her experience as being “Pubs, pubs, clubs and pubs.”
We asked her what made her relocate from Sydney to Forbes for the role, she said, “It just felt right, Liz and Darren are two of the finest people you will ever meet.”
Bee went on to say, “I’m building a great team and the locals have all been so kind. I’m extremely adamant about using local suppliers as much as we possibly can, the meat out here is astounding, I’ve never seen anything like it.”