Mother Kelly’s History
Trevor already co-owned two chip shops in Purbrook and Denmead. But when he bought the restaurant in Paulsgrove he wanted a new brand. Originally, the restaurant was to be called Kelly’s Fish and Chips. However, someone misheard the name and thought it was Mother Kelly’s. We loved the name, its link to the song and the memories it brought to people that it just stuck. The Paulsgrove restaurant opened in 1987 and over the next 30 years, we enjoyed a fantastic reputation. Consequently, becoming Mother Kelly’s famous fish and chips.