Great Yarmouth’s Harry Ramsden’s to continue accepting old £1 coins

PUBLISHED: 15:45 15 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:53 15 October 2017

Harry Ramsden's, Great Yarmouth. Photo: Archant library.

Harry Ramsden's, Great Yarmouth. Photo: Archant library.


An iconic fish and chip shop chain have announced they will continue accepting old £1 coins after the official expiration date.

Harry Ramsden’s, in Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, are allowing customers to use the old coins as a “money saving device” from Monday, October 16.

Frank Romano, brand director for the fish and chip shop chain, said: “Given there are so many of the old coins still around, this deadline has obviously caught many people off guard.

“As a family brand, we feel that it’s only fair that we do our bit, especially with Christmas fast approaching – a time when every penny counts.”

He added: “Within our popular Great Yarmouth restaurant, customers enjoying main courses from our menu will be able to give us as many as five old £1 coins, thereby saving up to £5 from their total bill.”

The restaurant will continue to accept old £1 coins until Tuesday, October 31.

Other News

Yesterday, 21:52

A Norfolk MP has called for urgent action after claiming people with mental health issues are still being unlawfully detained and transported in police vehicles.

Yesterday, 18:10

Figures have revealed the streets in Norfolk and Waveney which have access to both the fastest and the slowest broadband speeds, after a report has shown that more than a quarter of UK homes do not have fast enough broadband to cope with a family’s typical internet needs.

Yesterday, 17:02

Traffic lights which have been disrupting journeys at a key roundabout have been taken down.

Yesterday, 16:23

A pub has released CCTV footage of what appears to be an older woman lobbing white paint all over its front door.

Most Read

Mon, 18:00

School trips usually involve taking children to see one of Shakespeare’s great plays or visiting a historic museum.

Read more

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:34

A 46-year-old shop assistant was racially abused by a customer in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Mon, 11:42

Would you like to play a major part in restoring one of Great Yarmouth’s most historic tourist attractions to its former glory?

Read more
Barry Coleman
Wed, 11:17

Tributes have poured in to a stalwart of the Great Yarmouth borough after he died following a short term illness.

Read more
Graham Plant

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 3°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy