Managed pub and bar operator TCG is to launch a new investment drive for 2015.
It will undertake a £1.5m refurbishment of the Tattershall Castle river site, and a £100,000 project at the Golden Fleece in Chelmsford.
Home to the company's flagship floating bar and restaurant in London's Victoria Embankment, the waterborne Tattershall Castle (pictured) will reopen in April with a new interior look, plus bookable private ‘cabin' booths in the main lounge.
The work on the former ferry will take place in Hull, after it is towed down the Thames and then out to sea, in a journey that will form the ‘Tatts on Tour' social media drive, with its own logo and Twitter hashtag.
Similarly, the Golden Fleece pub in Chelmsford will close for a two-week refurb from 5 January, in a £100,000 drive that will improve the seating area, increase the number of covers, and extend the music area to help improve the pub's live music programme. There will also be an extended menu of craft beers, cider, and home-cooked pies upon its reopening.
The new plans mark the final stage in investment after improvements to the pub's beer garden in 2013, and to its toilet facilities in 2014.
Nigel Wright, chief operating officer of TCG, explained that the projects were part of a strategic review of the estate's development opportunities.
He said: "The 'Tatts' is a London landmark, and we're delighted that this upgrade will improve and extend the facilities on board. The Golden Fleece is a great, broad-based community pub [and this] project will further expand the offer for regulars as well as extending the pub's appeal to more customers."
TCG manages over 100 pubs nationwide.