Ed Sheeran throws his arm around pal Frank Lampard as they enjoy a London pub trip

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Ed Sheeran put his arms around his pal Frank Lampard as they enjoyed a pub night out in Chelsea, London, on Monday.

The singer, 31, has spent the past few days partying after he won a copyright court case concerning his track, Shape Of You.

And the Everton FC manager, 43, also had cause to celebrate after his team secured a 1-0 victory over Manchester United, though his future with the club remains uncertain.

Friends: Ed Sheeran put his arms around his pal Frank Lampard as they enjoyed a pub night out in Chelsea, London, on Monday

Friends: Ed Sheeran put his arms around his pal Frank Lampard as they enjoyed a pub night out in Chelsea, London, on Monday

Hugs: The singer, 31, has spent the past few days partying after he won a copyright court case concerning his track, Shape Of You

Hugs: The singer, 31, has spent the past few days partying after he won a copyright court case concerning his track, Shape Of You

The friends were seen laughing and joking as they stepped out of The Chelsea Pig Pub after spending around two hours inside.

Ed cut a casual figure in black jeans and a blue jumper, while he kept warm in a £1,600 orange The North Face x Gucci down jacket.

The Perfect hitmaker kept comfortable in a pair of blue high-tops while he wore his signature ginger locks in his classic tussled style.

Meanwhile, former footballer Frank looked smart in an all-black ensemble, including a pair of jeans, a T-shirt and a light jacket.

Win: And the Everton FC manager, 43, also had cause to celebrate after his team secured a 1-0 victory over Manchester United, though his future with the club remains uncertain

Win: And the Everton FC manager, 43, also had cause to celebrate after his team secured a 1-0 victory over Manchester United, though his future with the club remains uncertain

Pals: The friends were seen laughing and joking as they stepped out of The Chelsea Pig Pub

Visit: They had spent around around two hours inside the pub in Chelsea

Pals: The friends were seen laughing and joking as they stepped out of The Chelsea Pig Pub after spending around two hours inside

Stylish: Ed cut a casual figure in black jeans and a blue jumper, while he kept warm in a £1,600 orange The North Face x Gucci down jacket

Stylish: Ed cut a casual figure in black jeans and a blue jumper, while he kept warm in a £1,600 orange The North Face x Gucci down jacket

The pals appeared to be in good spirits as they were seen flinging their arms around each other as they laughed and joked.

They have been friends for years as Ed sang We Found Love at Frank’s 2015 wedding to Northern Irish presenter Christine, 43.

Christine and Frank are parents to Patricia, three, and Freddie, 13 months – while also having Luna, 16, and Isla, 14, from Frank’s previous relationship with model Elen Rivas.

Frank celebrated Everton’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United, after fans called for him to be sacked last week following their 3-2 defeat to relegation rivals Burnley. 

Casual: The Perfect hitmaker kept comfortable in a pair of blue high-tops while he wore his signature ginger locks in his classic tussled style

Casual: The Perfect hitmaker kept comfortable in a pair of blue high-tops while he wore his signature ginger locks in his classic tussled style

Partying: Ed continued his celebrating streak as he has been seen out and about in recent days after his High Court victory

Case: He won his copyright court case regarding his track The Shape Of You

Partying: Ed continued his celebrating streak as he has been seen out and about in recent days after his High Court victory 

Embrace: Ed wrapped his arms around Frank's shoulders in a display of friendship

Embrace: Ed wrapped his arms around Frank’s shoulders in a display of friendship 

The former England international was only appointed as Toffees boss at the end of January, but has since lost six of his nine Premier League games in charge. 

His night out with his pal Ed comes as the Shivers hitmaker has spent a few days partying after he won his Shape Of You copyright court case.

He shocked pubgoers in Birmingham on Sunday as he danced around singing with them before hopping behind the bar to pull pints. 

Ed, who is said to have a net worth of £153million, treated himself to drinks at the in The Roost Pub in Small Heath, where you can get four pints for £8 or six shots of sambuca for £10.  

Style: Meanwhile, former footballer Frank looked smart in an all-black ensemble, including a pair of jeans, a T-shirt and a light jacket

Style: Meanwhile, former footballer Frank looked smart in an all-black ensemble, including a pair of jeans, a T-shirt and a light jacket

Group: Ed and Frank were seen leaving the pub in Chelsea with two other people as they chatted

Grinning: Ed appeared to be in excellent spirits as he flashed a huge grin

Group: Ed and Frank were seen leaving the pub in Chelsea with two other people as they chatted

All smiles: The pals appeared to be in good spirits as they were seen flinging their arms around each other as they laughed and joked before heading home

All smiles: The pals appeared to be in good spirits as they were seen flinging their arms around each other as they laughed and joked before heading home

Punters said Ed happily joined in a game of pool as he mingled with the crowds and enjoyed a pint with rapper pal Jaykae.

He had kicked off his time at the pub by watching the Manchester City vs Liverpool game before letting loose. 

Mobile phone footage showed the singer clutching a beer and enjoying a singalong around the pool table to No Games by Serani.

He could also be seen pulling pints behind the bar wearing a North Face jacket and joking with the manager: ‘You’re paying me.’

Close: They have been friends for years as Ed sang We Found Love at Frank's 2015 wedding to Northern Irish presenter Christine, 43

Close: They have been friends for years as Ed sang We Found Love at Frank’s 2015 wedding to Northern Irish presenter Christine, 43

Trials: Frank is facing calls to be sacked after three months as he has lost six of his nine Premier League games in charge

Trials: Frank is facing calls to be sacked after three months as he has lost six of his nine Premier League games in charge

Pub manager Ian Connors, 39, a dad-of-two from Small Heath, who runs the bar, which is a favourite haunt for Birmingham City FC fans, said: ‘It was a bit crazy.

‘He is good pals with the Birmingham rapper Jaykae who sometimes comes in here and he called me up and said can I bring someone along.

‘We were having a pool tournament last night and we had a DJ on so it was pretty busy and I said of course bring whoever you like.’ 

Ed beer-un! It comes after Ed has spent the past few days partying after he won a copyright court case concerning his track, Shape Of You

Ed beer-un! It comes after Ed has spent the past few days partying after he won a copyright court case concerning his track, Shape Of You

Drinking Out Loud: Ed pulled pints and sang with locals at a pub in Birmingham on Sunday as he continued his partying streak after his High Court victory

Drinking Out Loud: Ed pulled pints and sang with locals at a pub in Birmingham on Sunday as he continued his partying streak after his High Court victory

Loving life: Ed, who is said to have a net worth of £153 million, treated himself to drinks at the in The Roost Pub in Small Heath, where you can get four pints for £8

Loving life: Ed, who is said to have a net worth of £153 million, treated himself to drinks at the in The Roost Pub in Small Heath, where you can get four pints for £8 

Loving life: Punters said Ed happily joined in a game of pool as he mingled with the crowds and enjoyed a pint with rapper pal Jaykae

Chirpy: He seemed in high spirits

Loving life: Punters said Ed happily joined in a game of pool as he mingled with the crowds and enjoyed a pint with rapper pal Jaykae

He continued: ‘All of a sudden, this guy walks in and everybody starts going ‘Is that Ed Sheeran?’ We were thinking ‘surely not’.

‘We couldn’t understand what a megastar like him would be doing in a pub in Small Heath.

‘But he was brilliant, really laid back and he mingled with customers. He was just a gentleman. Really down-to-earth and was having a good laugh.

‘You can see in the footage he was having a brilliant time, he even had a game of pool and then I invited him behind the bar.’

Meal: Ed also enjoyed a curry at Asha's Indian restaurant in the city centre

Meal: Ed also enjoyed a curry at Asha’s Indian restaurant in the city centre

Crazy: Pub manager Ian Connors, 39, a dad-of-two from Small Heath, who runs the bar, which is a favourite haunt for Birmingham City FC fans, said,'It was a bit crazy'

Crazy: Pub manager Ian Connors, 39, a dad-of-two from Small Heath, who runs the bar, which is a favourite haunt for Birmingham City FC fans, said, ‘It was a bit crazy’ 

He went on: ‘I just asked if he wanted a go and he started pulling a Carling. It was completely surreal. He even joked that he wasn’t working for free and I had to pay him.

‘He stayed for a while and everybody had a brilliant night having pictures taken with him but to join in a sing-a-long with Ed Sheeran is something I never thought I’d say.

‘I’ve spoken to Jaykae to check they were happy with us sharing the videos because they turned up with no security.

‘He checked with Ed and they were fine with it, so it shows what type of man he is that he’s happy to give our little pub in Brum some publicity.

‘We’re still in a bit of shock to be honest, this is the last place you’d expect him to turn up.

‘But he was fantastic with everybody and it was night everyone will certainly remember.’ 

Pour it up: Mobile phone footage showed the singer clutching a beer and enjoying a singalong around the pool table to No Games by Serani

Dancing around: Ed was loving life as he partied with his beer

Pour it up: Mobile phone footage showed the singer clutching a beer and enjoying a singalong around the pool table to No Games by Serani

Party time: He had kicked off his time at the pub by watching the Manchester City vs Liverpool game before letting loose

Party time: He had kicked off his time at the pub by watching the Manchester City vs Liverpool game before letting loose

The party comes after Ed won his copyright court case last week, which saw a judge rule his hit track Shape Of You was not a copy of Grime artist Sami Switch’s song.

In the ruling, a judge rejected a Grime artist’s claim that Ed had ripped off his 2015 song Oh Why in the 2017 tune Shape of You. Mr Justice Zacaroli concluded Sheeran ‘neither deliberately nor subconsciously’ copied a phrase.

He said: ‘While there are similarities between the OW Hook (Oh Why) and the OI Phrase (Shape of You), there are also significant differences. I am satisfied Mr Sheeran did not subconsciously copy Oh Why in creating Shape.’

After the verdict, Ed took to Instagram to blast the ‘really damaging’ copyright claim culture that is ripping through the music industry.

Happy hour! He could also be seen pulling pints behind the bar wearing a North Face jacket and joking with the manager,'You're paying me'

He's a natural: Ed jumped behind the bar to pour drinks

Happy hour! He could also be seen pulling pints behind the bar wearing a North Face jacket and joking with the manager, ‘You’re paying me’ 

The popstar lashed out at the ‘baseless claims’ being brought against singer-songwriters ‘with the idea a settlement will be cheaper than taking it to court’. 

He said he was ‘obviously happy with the result’ but added: ‘I’m not an entity, I’m not a corporation, I’m a human being, I’m a father, I’m a husband, I’m a son.’

Ed is now expected to be able to claim back £2.2million in royalties for the song that were frozen during the court fight.

Following the ruling, Ed threw a private party for around 30 people at his Notting Hill bar Bertie Blossoms on Wednesday night.

He was also seen out and about in Mayfair, London, the next evening as he partied two days in a row following the victory. 

Elsewhere, Ed has received three Ivor Novello Award nominations in a successful award season for the musician.

The Perfect singer, 31, will battle it out with Adele, 33, and Dave, 23, as they have received all nods in the Songwriter Of The Year category alongside Raye and Coldplay. 

Chart-topping singer Ed has also received two further nods in the PRs For Music Most Performed Work category for his hit singles Bad Habits and Shivers.

The Shape Of Booze: Ed is understood to have celebrated winning his copyright court case by hosting a private party on Wednesday and going out in Mayfair on Thursday (pictured)

The Shape Of Booze: Ed is understood to have celebrated winning his copyright court case by hosting a private party on Wednesday and going out in Mayfair on Thursday (pictured)

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