They say the New Year is for new beginnings and for three Tottenham residents that means a brand new job.

Tracy Lynch, General Manager of the Ferry Boat Inn pub on Ferry Road is looking to fill the positions this month to coincide with the pub’s re-launch.

The pub, which is owned and operated by Stonegate Pub Company, is currently closed for an 11-day, £185,000 makeover that will see it given a stylish and modern refurbishment inside and out. Originally the dwelling of 17th Century ferrymen, the pub has plenty of characterful period features and these, along with the traditional pub values that make it special, will be retained.

Tracy and her team will be inviting customers to celebrate the new-look Ferry Boat Inn with a VIP reception from 5pm on Friday 24th January 2014. Guests, including regulars and those from local businesses will be we treated to a glass of bubbly on arrival and tasters from the pub’s sharing platters. Doors open to the public from 6pm with live music from an acoustic guitarist.

“The pub is steeped in history and character and it’s important to us that we enhance its features at the same time as bringing it up to date with new décor and furniture. The outside will be freshen up with stylish black and gold signage, whilst inside will feel lighter and brighter”, said Tracy.

The pub’s large beer garden, which overlooks the water will have additional seating including a cosy shelter for alfresco dining.

Already a foodie-lovers haunt, Tracy and her head chef, Frenchman Alain Piefort, will be introducing some new dishes to the menu including several under 500 calories, ideal for those on a New Year health kick wanting to indulge without feeling guilty. Favourite dishes such as Cumberland Sausages and Spring Onion mash served with red wine gravy and sticky onion marmalade; King Prawn, Smoked Bacon and Asparagus risotto; and sharing dishes such as a Charcuterie Board – traditional Spanish cured meats, cheeses, grilled asparagus and roasted peppers served with freshly baked bread and oils all stay on the menu. As will the pub’s popular Sunday roast – a choice of two meats, a 35-day-aged British rib-eye of beef served with freshly made Yorkshire pudding and British free-range half roast chicken accompanied by crispy roast potatoes and roasted parsnips, seasonal vegetables and a selection of sauces; and a vegetarian option.

In addition to the food menu changes, Ferry Boat Inn will re-open with an increased range of cask ales, rotated regularly and sourced locally as well as nationally.

“What a lovely way to start the New Year with a brand new pub”, commented Tracy. “Ferry Boat Inn is such an iconic pub in the area and I know our customers are thrilled to hear of its refurbishment.”

The pub will open daily from midday and will continue to offer food until 10pm.