Vikki Molloy has been pulling beers at the Federal Hotel Bellingen for the past 14 years and has seen and heard it all!! “I need to be mother, sister, counsellor and friend. Luckily I’m also very circumspect- mum’s the word,” says Vikki. “It’s a great gig- the staff have become my family.”
It’s festive season, which means the staff at the Federal Hotel Bellingen (affectionately known as The Fed) are busy. But Vikki still found time to chat with Rod.
What makes The Fed a great pub?
ME! And the locals and regulars of course.
Which is your current favourite regular band at The Fed?
I am a big fan of Honey & Knives.
Is it hard not to dance along when they are playing?
I have mastered the art of dancing from the waist down while pulling beers.
Favourite meal in the restaurant?
I do get to eat a lot in Relish. At the moment my favourite dish is the Salt ‘n Pepper Squid.
Is it true you’re called the Fed’s Poster Girl?
You bet. I do all the pub’s posters and blackboards.
What do you think of Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail?
Tom’s ok but I do have a crush on Bryan Brown.
Favourite cocktail to mix?
I’m an Aperol Spritz fan.
Yay- me too. Is there a preferred shift when you’re working the bar?
Sundays for meeting visitors to town or during any festival. The Fed has a great vibe with a big crowd.
Your best memory of childhood was?
Being picked up from ballet by my father- to find a baby Basset Hound as a present sitting on the back seat.
Your best sporting moment was?
I did complete a few City to Surf races, but my best sporting moments have been made by my daughter Jayden winning at the Surf Life Saving Championships.
What are you reading right now?
Marie Claire and still trying to finish Eat Prey Love.
What are you listening to right now?
Matt Corby from Rainbow Valley.
What really annoys you?
A handful of coins being dumped on the counter accompanied by a “you can count it.” And Scottish Phil!!
The last big belly laugh you had was?
Today- walking in the bush with my friend Simone….she cracks me up.
How do you relax?
I don’t mind a beer with friends or a relaxing bath.
Favourite restaurant in the Shire?
I honestly do love The Fed for a feed. Qudo is pretty special as well.
Favourite TV show?
Growing up I loved Cheers. Probably explains my career choice. Now I’m hooked on Outlander.
The previous career you wish you could forget?
Favourite holiday destination & why?
I just got back from Italy and had an amazing time. Locally I love Crescent Head.
In the Movie Vikkigate, who would play you?