Sheffield chip shop, popular with Hollywood actor Sean Bean, closes and is rebranded as a pizzeria


Broomhill Friery has been a popular spot with customers for years – including the Sheffield-born Hollywood actor and the place was run by his nephew Dan.

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But the chippy in Whitham Road appears on Google as ‘temporarily closed’ and new signage has been rebranded as Broomhill Wood Fired Pizza & Grill.

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It is not yet known when the new restaurant will open.

In October 2008, Look North filmed Sheffield film star Sean Bean at Broomhill Friery eagerly having lunch at the shop.

The 62-year-old Handsworth actor, who has appeared in blockbusters such as The Lord of the Rings and the Bond film GoldenEye, told the reporter: “I eat haddock, crisps and peas with Henderson’s Relish I just went to Leeds to do something there, and they have good fish and chips there, and in York.

“I’m becoming a bit of a fish and chip connoisseur as I’ve been doing a lot of work in Yorkshire recently!”

Sean Bean at the Friterie.

As excited fans watched their hero through the chippy window, Sean said: “I did a thing called Red Riding, which takes place all over West Yorkshire – Leeds and Halifax, Bradford. It’s a trilogy coming out next year.

The reporter asked Dan if he would give his uncle a job if his acting dried up and he replied, “Yeah, but I don’t think that will happen, to be honest.”

Referring to the hit song There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Wears He’s Elvis, the reporter joked, “So you never know, if this acting thing doesn’t work out and there’s a guy in the chip shop who swears he’s Sean Bean, he just might be right.

The chippy is so popular with customers that many have started posting reviews online.

Sean Bean visits Broomhill Friery.

According to Google, it has an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars based on 19 reviews.

Daniel Bean from the Broomhill Friery in January 2013 with one of his Beany’s Burgers, named after his uncle, Sean Bean
Broomhill wood-fired pizza and grills.
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