Hillary Clinton has fish and chips at South shields Colmans chippy

Look who’s popped into my PLAICE! Hillary Clinton thrills diners at 100-year-old seaside chippy as ex-US Secretary of State drops in for £12.95 crab salad and fish and chips after speech with David Miliband

  • Former First Lady had dinner at Colmans in South Shields, Tyneside
  • Richard Colman Ord, 29, the co-owner of the chippy, said it was ‘surreal
  • Mrs Clinton was said to be ‘so engaging with all the guestsat the venue
  • Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stunned guests at a British seaside chippy after she dropped in for dinner following a speech.

    The former first lady stayed for two hours at Colmans restaurant after delivering the annual South Shields Lecture with former local MP David Miliband on Friday.

    Richard Colman Ord, 29, the co-owner of the chippy, said it was ‘surrealto welcome the renowned politician to his 100-year-old seafront family-run shop.

    He said he knew that she would be coming to eat at the business, in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, but added it ‘wasn’t every day that Hillary Clinton pops into your restaurant’.

    Mr Colman Ord said Mrs Clinton, flanked by several secret service agents, tucked into crab salad as a starter and then traditional £12.95 cod and chips, before later posing with staff and guests.

    Hy het gesê: ‘She had a great time. She was so engaging with all the guests and so accommodating with the staff.

    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stunned guests at a British seaside chippy after she dropped in for dinner following a speech. The former first lady stayed for two hours at Colmans restaurant after delivering the annual South Shields Lecture with former local MP David Miliband on Friday. Bo: Co-owner Richard Colman Snr with Mrs Clinton

    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stunned guests at a British seaside chippy after she dropped in for dinner following a speech. The former first lady stayed for two hours at Colmans restaurant after delivering the annual South Shields Lecture with former local MP David Miliband on Friday. Bo: Co-owner Richard Colman Snr with Mrs Clinton

    ‘She had a local crab salad to start and then had our classic fish and chips, and she loved the tartar sauce so much she had seconds.

    Hy het bygevoeg: ‘We didn’t charge them for the meal, as it’s something we do every year with David Miliband, but our crab on toast is £12.95 and our classic cod and chip is £12.95 too.

    Mr Miliband had the same thing to eat as Mrs Clinton.

    Mr Colman Ord said that Hillary Clinton had arrived at his fish and chip restaurant, which frequently welcomes guests from the annual South Shields Lecture, rondom 8 pm.

    ‘I did know she was coming. David Miliband is our ex-MP for South Shields. Every year we work with him as he puts on the annual lecture,’ hy het gesê.

    ‘Hillary Clinton very kindly agreed to do it and came to South Shields, which was incredible as she’s one of the biggest names we’ve had.

    Paul Skerritt (pictured above with David Miliband), a professional Jazz singer, who entertained guests at the restaurant, said Hillary Clinton was surrounded by secret service agents when she arrived for the late night meal

    Paul Skerritt (pictured above with David Miliband), a professional Jazz singer, who entertained guests at the restaurant, said Hillary Clinton was surrounded by secret service agents when she arrived for the late night meal

    Mrs Clinton tucked into a crab salad as a starter before moving on to her main course. The dish costs £12.95

    Mrs Clinton tucked into a crab salad as a starter before moving on to her main course. The dish costs £12.95

    Mrs Clilnton then had traditional cod and chips for her main dish. She apparently enjoyed the tartare sauce so much that she had a second helping

    Mrs Clilnton then had traditional cod and chips for her main dish. She apparently enjoyed the tartare sauce so much that she had a second helping

    Mrs Clinton, flanked by several secret service agents, tucked into traditional £12.95 cod and chips, and later posed with staff and guests

    Mrs Clinton, flanked by several secret service agents, tucked into traditional £12.95 cod and chips, and later posed with staff and guests

    Mr Colman Ord, who works at the fish and chip restaurant with his father, Richard Colman Snr, said it was remarkable to have Hillary Clinton at the restaurant.

    Hy het gesê: ‘She really spent a lot of time with all of our guests. She ended up staying for a couple of hours. She was really great.

    Paul Skerritt, a professional Jazz singer, who entertained guests at the restaurant, said Hillary Clinton was surrounded by secret service agents when she arrived for the late night meal.

    Hy het gesê: ‘She arrived around 8:15 and left around 10:15.

    ‘She had a secret service detail and there were police there as well, but it was very relaxed.

    ‘She was lovely and very complimentary about the music and food.

    ‘She also took the traditional Colmans photo with Richard Snr and Junior who run the fish and chip restaurant.