Taylor Swift isn’t from the United Kingdom, but her last seven albums have charted there, so she should be very well-known on that side of the Atlantic. She is evidently not a celebrity among Ed Sheeran’s local bar drinkers, since he once brought her there and no one seemed to notice.
Sheeran discussed a night out with Swift in his little hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk, England, on the KISS Breakfast show. He compared it to bringing Stormzy to the same bar, where the rapper attracted more attention:
“I took Stormzy to my local pub, and it was one of those ones where the locals were trying to be funny with him, but it just ended up being like, ‘Oh, can you not say that, please?’ […] I took Taylor [Swift] there once, but when I took Taylor there, no one really clocked. It was like a week later that the person behind the bar was like, ‘Did you bring Taylor Swift in here last week,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah.’ No one clocked it at the time.”
Sheeran and Swift have been pals for a while, and that relationship will be further cemented on Red (Taylor’s Version), which is set to feature a song the pair wrote together on the day they met each other.