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Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop in the National Geographic Guide 2022

11:10 a.m. July 15, 2022

A fish and chip shop which counts Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran among its customers has been named one of the UK’s top nine fries.

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop in the High Street has been included in National Geographic’s guide to the best places to get a serving of the British seaside classic this summer.

It was the only fish and chip shop to make the East Anglia list.

The chippie on the Suffolk coast regularly attracts large queues
– Credit: Charlotte Bond

National Geographic said in its guidebook that Sheeran, who grew up near Framlingham and still lives in Suffolk, has been a frequent visitor to the Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop over the years.

The shop has been run by Peter Cooney and his family for decades.

The National Geographic guide said: “The fact that this business is still thriving in the more than 50 years since it was taken over by the Cooneys is due to the excellent standards the family have maintained – not least their commitment to the traditional approach frying in beef jus.

“Local boy Ed Sheeran is a fan, as is José Pizarro, which is probably a better endorsement of his culinary quality.”