The Jolly Fryer Fish and Chips Isle of Wight
The Jolly Fryer Fish and Chips Isle of Wight
The Jolly Fryer Fish and Chips Isle of Wight
The Jolly Fryer Fish and Chips Isle of Wight
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Welcome to The Jolly Fryer – Isle of Wight

We are a mobile Fish and Chip business based on the Isle of Wight

We shall be closed from the 19th December 2021 and stay closed throughout the whole of January 2022. We shall re-open on Wednesday 2nd February 2022 at Chale Green as usual and at all of our usual venues thereafter , unless anything prevents us from doing so – new Government guidelines, illness, carpetbagging Americans (some of you will understand this one) etc. We shall not be enjoying ourselves on a far flung tropical beach. We shall be engaging in a heady mix of decorating and sitting watching TV. We know how to live… 

 We have a tried and trusted system in place which has been operating well since May to ensure your safety when coming to us.  Please click on the above link – “Operating under coronavirus restrictions”  where you’ll find full details. It’s not complicated, just phone us in advance, the earlier the better, and we’ll have your order ready and waiting for you to collect. 

We are Caroline and Andy Phillips, we’ve been in this business now for 30 years and reckon we’re getting the hang of it! Our  vehicle, the fourth we’ve had in our time doing this and is better than ever. It’s completely bespoke, a result of all our years getting to know what’s needed and where it needs to be. No expense was spared in fitting out this vehicle as you’ll see from the photo’s.Our vehicle is, without fear of contradiction, the best of its type certainly on the Island, possibly UK wide! This is no conversion from another use – this vehicle was designed and built from scratch for one purpose – to cook  the best possible product as efficiently as possible. It’s no good using the best produce then not being able to cook it properly. We’re not clever enough to know all the secrets of a successful business but firmly believe you get out what you put in. Even after all these years we care what we do. It takes longer but there’s no substitute for doing it right. Our success suggests we are on the right track!

Over the past few years we’ve been entered in Island wide competitions for the best Fish & Chips run by different companies. Both competitions were open to any Fish & Chip business on the Island – not just mobiles. In both we were runners up! Winning would have been great but putting it in perspective, we are a mobile (the only one on the Island and considerably smaller than every other shop) yet we came out ahead of all the others on the Island bar one – we’re rather pleased with that!   


Two words suggesting so much yet often meaning so little. We’ve been going now for 30years, still in business and yes, we make mistakes, but our ethos is still the same – do our best and don’t promise what we can’t deliver. We’ve never felt the need to put this point across but nowadays, and having had several recent issues with large companies’ idea of customer service we felt we ought to outline our idea of these two words. So it’s simply this.

We won’t take on what we know we can’t do. If we say we’ll do it, we’ll do it!

We will not compromise on quality. We still buy the best available to make the best we can.

We will always be there. We get many requests to attend private functions which clash with our regular schedule. Some are potentially very profitable but our regulars have kept us in business all these years and we recognise this. The lure of the quick buck doesn’t work on us.

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We visit selected Island villages on a weekly basis; for a detailed list see our “Locations” page. Sorry, but we’re no longer available for private functions, age and commitments have caught up with us!

Fish and Chips Isle of WightAlthough we can’t offer a delivery service we do offer a phone order system. Simply phone us with your order and we’ll endeavour to have it ready for your collection at your requested time. You may phone at any time after 9am on any day with your order – no need to wait until the day you need it.

Time slots for phone orders are limited so the earlier you phone, the more chance you have of getting your ideal time slot!

Of course, phoning in advance isn’t your only option. You can still do things the good ‘ol fashioned way – turn up at any of our locations when we’re there, place your order, and we’ll freshly cook your food while you wait.

Please note – because we cook all our food freshly to order there will always be some waiting involved and during busy periods waiting times will lengthen.

We must bring to your attention that despite the rest of the world’s incessant march toward the future we are still dinosaurs in one respect – we are unable to accept card payments. In time technology will catch up with us but until then we can only accept cash and cheques (remember them!).

We visit five different villages weekly, check our “Locations” page for more details:

  • CHALE GREEN, Wednesday evenings
  • GODSHILL, Thursday evenings
  • NITON, Friday evenings
  • St HELENS, Saturday lunchtimes
  • NETTLESTONE, Thursday lunchtimes & Saturday evenings


We work hard to maintain our standards, as such we have consistently achieved the maximum rating awarded by the Food Standards Agency. This is a national, not just local, scheme which judges all food outlets by the same standards – whether static or mobile – so we’re proud of being up there with the best!

  The Jolly Fryer   The Jolly Fryer

Contact Us On 07968 351757