The new owners of the Dromedary Hotel are absolutely overwhelmed by the support they’ve had from the local community. Susan Gray, the proud co-owner of Tilba's iconic hotel told the Beagle "We think there were at least 250 people at the opening night party. Kitchenboys served lamb and pork rolls from the spit and Mike Ward and friends kept everyone entertained all evening. It really was a fantastic night and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone."
"We are very grateful to everyone in Central Tilba, Tilba Tilba and the wider area for their support and encouragement. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back again. Locally renowned Kitchenboys will be serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week (12-2 and 6-8.30-ish)."
"We have some renovations planned, with our initial focus being on the public bathrooms. We will also renovate the upstairs bathroom and decorate the bedrooms so we can start providing accommodation again – we know there is a lot of demand. We also have some plans to paint the interior and exterior. There are also many maintenance jobs to be done; to be expected for a 123 year old building."
Susan's partner Jeremy is not new to the south coast having grown up in Wollongong with his dad growing up in Tuross Head while Susan is originally from the UK.
"While we currently live in Sydney it has been our intention to move to the south coast when our youngest daughter – currently in year 11 – finishes her HSC."
"The pub is being managed by local Central Tilba resident Warren Hadfield with support from Wendy Corfield – Wendy is Jeremy’s aunt. We will be there whenever we can!"
"We are incredibly grateful to everyone for their warm wishes and words of encouragement. We feel that the pub really belongs to the town and we want everyone to feel welcome here."