Family run for
50 Years

Horace and Celia Cooney bought the fish and chip shop from Mr Cooper in 1967. Mr Cooper, originally from Yorkshire, taught them to fry in beef dripping. Their son Peter was 11 years old.

Trade grew rapidly causing the shop to get bigger and living accommodation smaller. We started with a 2-pan range and have since upgraded to a 4, then 5 and now 6 pan ranges. Eventually the only way to expand was to get another shop. We opened The Golden Galleon in 1997, then The Upper Deck in 2000. We started with 3 employees, today we have over 30.

Peter started in the shop as a boy, taking money and giving the change. After leaving school at 16, he went on to filleting fish and frying. Peter’s wife Susan joined in 1977, helping to run the business. Their son Alan and his wife Zuzana joined in 2010 after finishing University. Susan sadly died the same year, the day before Aldeburgh Carnival. In difficult circumstances, we remained open the next day. Committed to serving fish and chips, we are open everyday except Christmas Day (even then we’re asked to open).

Brenda Wells and Susan Burns have been with us since 1980 and 1981 and are still frying today. Likewise, Jane Smith, Katy Curling and Alison Bailey joined with the opening of the Golden Galleon in ’97, with Tania Jamieson joining in ’98. Each has had family work in our shops, extending the meaning of “family run” business.

Horace worked up to his death in 1998, never leaving the business, and we lost Celia, known as “mother” to many who worked at the fish and chip shop in 2015.

Our traditional methods have remained unchanged for 50 years, although technology has improved over time. In 2016, both the Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop and The Golden Galleon had 6-pan High Efficiency ranges installed with Active Triple Filtration by Florigo, to produce the highest quality fish and chips. The Golden Galleon also underwent a full refurbishment.

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…

Our locations

Enjoy your Fish and Chips the Aldeburgh way

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

We are widely regarded as one of the best Fish and Chip Shops in Britain. Come and try us to discover why. Fried the same way since 1967, we use fresh fish from the East Coast and delicious local potatoes to make our own chips.

The Golden Galleon

Sister restaurant to the original Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop, The Golden Galleon serves up the same delicious Fish and Chips which are regularly voted some of Britain’s best. It would be a crime to come to Aldeburgh without a sample.

The Upper Deck

Located above The Golden Galleon Fish and Chip
Shop is a tasty little secret – The Upper Deck. Enjoy our famous Fish and Chips in the intimate and calm surround of one of Aldeburgh’s best loved restaurants.

What our customers say

CONTACT

Aldeburgh Fish & Chips

226 High St, Aldeburgh IP15 5DB
01728 452250
CLOSED;
11.45am - 2pm;
11:45am - 2pm;
11:45am - 2pm; 5pm - 8.30pm;
11:45am - 2pm; 5pm - 9pm;
11.45am - 2pm; 5pm - 8pm;
12pm - 2.30pm; 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Golden Galleon

137 High St, Aldeburgh IP15 5AR
01728 454685
12pm - 2.30pm; 5pm - 8.30pm;
12pm - 2pm; 5pm - 8.30pm;
12pm - 2pm; 4.30pm - 7pm;
12pm - 2pm;
12pm - 2pm; 5pm - 8pm;
12pm - 2.30pm; 4.30pm - 8pm;
12pm - 8pm;

The Upper Deck

137 High St, Aldeburgh IP15 5AR
01728 454685
12pm - 2pm; 5pm - 8pm;
12pm - 2pm; 5pm - 8pm;
12pm - 2pm; 4.30pm - 7pm;
12pm - 2pm;
12pm - 2pm; 5pm - 8pm;
12pm - 2.30pm; 4.30pm - 8pm;
12pm - 6pm;

For all enquiries or further information, please contact us using the form below:

Please note that due to high demand we are unable to take bookings for the Upper Deck Restaurant.
We are also unable to offer Gluten free Fish & Chips at this time.