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  • Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop - 50 year celebrations

Happy 50th Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop!

In 1967, Horace and Celia Cooney bought Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop from the, then, owner, Mr Cooper when their son Peter was 11 years old. 


Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop - Celia, Horrace and Peter Cooney

As a boy, Peter started to help in the shop – taking money and giving change. In 1977, Peter along with his wife Susan helped to run the business. Then, in 2010, their son Alan and his wife Zuzana joined after finishing university so Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop is truly a family affair.

The shop's staff are almost as well known as the Cooney’s – Brenda Wells and Susan Burns, who have been working there since 1980 and 1981 (and still frying today!) and Jane Smith, Katy Curling and Alison Bailey who all joined in 1998. Each of them have had their own family work in the shops – extending further the meaning of “family run” business.

The family have staff who have worked there for a long time and are almost as well known as the Cooney’s – Brenda Wells and Susan Burns, who have been working there since 1980 and 1981 (and still frying today!) and Jane Smith, Katy Curling and Alison Bailey who all joined in 1998. Each of them have had their own family work in the shops – extending further the meaning of “family run” business.

Aldeburgh Fish & Chips - 50 years

Trade and the business grew from day one. In 1967, there were 3 employees but trade grew rapidly causing the shop to get bigger and living accommodation smaller. The family opened the Golden Galleon in 1997, also in Aldeburgh, and then, the Upper Deck in 2000. Today the business employs 30 staff and opens every day except Christmas Day!

Sadly, in 1998, the family lost Horace, who worked in the shop right up until his death and two years ago, Celia also passed away. She was known by many who worked in the shop as “mother” and in their honour, the family still use traditional methods which have remained unchanged during the 50 years of ownership by the family.

The family say:

“We are very grateful for the amazing support we get from our customers, and are proud of all people that have worked very hard for us over the last 50 years. Our passion for the wonderful town of Aldeburgh and fish and chips will carry on for many more years.”

We can testify that fish and chips from Aldeburgh Fish & Chips are a highlight of a trip out to the Suffolk Coast town. Whether you have a busy day planned and only have time for chips on the go or can spare a bit more time and fancy a relaxing meal in The Golden Galleon or The Upper Deck.


Things to see and do

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

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Aldeburgh Cinema

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The Red House

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WHERE TO EAT

Brudenell Seafood & Grill 

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The Seafood & Grill restaurant has panoramic sea views from every table with a décor that is inspired by the vibrant colours that can be found on the Suffolk coast throughout the year.

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The White Lion Bar & Brasserie Bleue

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Sea Spice

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Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop 

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Traditional family run fish and chip shop since 1967, offering Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Scampi and more with chips made from locally sourced potatoes. Located a short walk from the beach to enjoy fish and chips 'The Aldeburgh Way'.

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where to stay

Alde Garden

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The White Lion

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The Brudenell

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The Wentworth Hotel

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