Famous fish and chips.

Fish and Chips is our nation’s food. So quintessentially British, that most of us have fond memories associated with the dish. Therefore, here at Mother Kelly’s we are passionate about serving fresh, quality meals which bring nostalgia with every bite. Consequently, we offer a traditional chippy takeaway menu, with the classics you would expect. But our famous fish and chips are still the most popular choice.


Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening we regret to inform you that Mother Kelly’s Fish and Chips Emsworth and Petersfield are to close with immediate effect.

It is with much deliberation and a heavy heart that has brought us to this decision. We are eternally grateful to all the keyworkers on the frontline and wish we could continue to provide fresh hot meals, however in light of this announcement we feel it would be a counter productive service if we are putting our staff and others at risk through not following guidelines for social distancing.

We would like to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support and our dedicated staff who have supported us every step of the way. We will be closed until the current government restrictions are lifted.

We wish you all good health and we look forward to seeing you all again as soon as its safe to do so.





Who We Are

Fish and Chip Shop

Mother Kelly’s is a family run business with branches in Petersfield and Emsworth. However, the brand began back in 1987 in Paulsgrove. Our first establishment was a fish and chip restaurant. Which was so successful we later branched out to Emsworth and Petersfield with takeaway only shops.

A huge milestone in the business was the sale of our Paulsgrove restaurant to Deep Blue Restaurants in early 2018. The restaurant will soon be rebranded by the new owners. While we thoroughly enjoyed the challenges the restaurant offers, after over 30 years, the time came to slow down. However, we continue to offer our traditional Mother Kelly’s Famous Fish and Chips at both our takeaway shops.

Did you know?

Mother Kellys was originally named Kelly’s but was misheard by a customer as Mother Kelly’s and the name stuck!

What We Offer

Traditional Fish and Chips

In addition to our traditional chippy menu to take away at both our shops. We also offer a catering service in the Emsworth and Petersfield area. If you are hosting a get together with over 25 people to feed, we can deliver to your venue. Each meal will be fresh, hot and individually wrapped and comes with condiments and cutlery. From weddings to conferences we have the perfect catering option to suit any occasion.

Where We Are

You can visit our Emsworth or our Petersfield shop. The menus vary slightly between the two locations. Therefore, please use the links below to find out more information about each shop. We are unable to accept pre-orders unless it’s for our catering services.