Empire Hotel goes on the market

The Empire Hotel is on the market, with expressions of interest for the freehold going concern closing in May. The hotel is being offered for sale under instructions from the appointed liquidator Andrew Barnden of Rodgers Reidy. “The existing levels of revenue and ability to immediately capitalise on this income […]


Cobar says cheers as clubs and pubs reopen

Patrons will need to adopt some new habits if they want to once again enjoy the facilities at local pubs and clubs. Maintaining social distancing (one person per four square metres), no standing around (patrons must be seated unless ordering), providing your contact details, using hand sanitizer and sticking to […]

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Pubs and clubs have been shut down

With the closure of Cobar’s pubs and clubs this week more than 60 locals are set to lose their jobs. From midday on Monday all pubs, clubs, restaurants, casinos, cinemas and indoor sporting venues (including gyms) across the country shut down indefinitely after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a new […]


Locals enjoy picnic races

The fourth annual Cobar Picnic Races was held on Saturday with locals enjoying the social aspect of the day. Among the drawcards this year was a visit from legendary Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jim Cassidy, who also socialised with the crowd at Friday night’s Calcutta at the Empire Hotel. Spotted […]

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Can collectors counting cash

The Return and Earn cans and bottles recycling program is now available to Cobar residents with the Empire Hotel collecting containers displaying the 10c refund symbol. Empire Hotel owners Cindy and Andrew ‘Shorty’ Bryan said with an increase in alcohol prices because of the introduction of the Return and Earn […]