The Goose in Wood Green is closed to make way for an investment of £200,000 and will reopen to the public on Thursday 26th April where darts legend, Bobby George, will officially open the pub at 7pm and unveil a plaque to commemorate the event.

The pub closed after trading on Sunday 15th April to make way for the refurbishment which will capitalise on the heritage of the Victorian building and enhance one of Wood Green’s best known landmarks.

The investment will see the courtyard area at the back of the Goose extended to encompass new garden furniture, new plants, lighting and of course, the obligatory giant umbrellas to protect customers from the British weather! At the front of the building, new outdoor tables and chairs will also be introduced, complete with cafe-style screens.

Inside the pub the mahogany panelling and woodwork will be re-polished and revived to bring it back to its former glory, a mix of new furniture combining poseur tables and stools with softer seating will also be introduced as part of the refurbishment along with a new colour scheme.

Stephen Merrick, Manager of the Goose said: “The pub is already starting to take shape even though its only four days into the refurbishment, so the team and I are really looking forward to seeing the finished product.

“We’re delighted that Bobby George will be opening the Goose and we hope that lots of people will come to the opening night to welcome to the area. Being so close to Alexandra Palace, which hosts the PDC World Championship, there’s a lot of interest in darts so we thought it would be a great idea to have a darts player open the pub for us and what better way to celebrate than with a player of Bobby’s calibre. We’re looking forward to launching the new look Goose to customers new and existing.”