W.J Farrier & Son Ltd, Dover

21 reviews

W.J Farrier & Son Ltd, Dover, Kent, funeral director in Kent

Independent family funeral directors in Dover serving bereaved families with bespoke funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

Emma Ambler 27th Nov 2021

Amazing help, support and professionalism provided at such a sad and painful time. Thank you x

Jacqueline Brazier 27th Nov 2021

Highly professional, sensitive and trustworthy. Gave us full confidence that everything would be taken care of. At a time when you need the greatest support, Farriers were able to provide that. We can only give our heartfelt thanks.

Gavin Hughes 8th Nov 2021

Excellent service from James and his staff from start to finish of my dads funeral. The company has done all our family funerals over the years and always have provided and exceptional service. 

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
161 London Rd
Dover
Kent
CT17 0TG

About Us

Established in 1948 by Walter John Farrier in Dover, W. J. Farrier & Son Ltd, Dover, offers bespoke funeral arrangements with expert guidance. Now in the third generation of family members, the team of professional, considerate staff are proud to care for your loved one and help you with every step of arranging a funeral.

Whether your loved one wanted a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary celebration of life, W. J. Farrier & Son can help you plan the perfect farewell. You can choose from a range of coffins, including traditional hardwood, cardboard, wicker and bespoke designs. W. J. Farrier & Son has its own fleet of Jaguar hearses and limousines, and can also arrange for bespoke transport such as horse-drawn hearses and motorbike hearses if you wish for something different

The Farrier family have continually operated from the original premises on London Road in Dover since 1948, and still house some of their vehicles at the original garages on Old Park Hill.

Call W. J. Farrier & Son Ltd at any time of day or night to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Kelly   Kingsley

Kelly Kingsley

Sep 1977 - Oct 2021

Patricia Sandra   Ambler

Patricia Sandra Ambler

Apr 1946 - Oct 2021

John   Brazier

John Brazier

Apr 1939 - Nov 2021

Keith   Hughes

Keith Hughes

Mar 1942 - Oct 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Emma Ambler 27th Nov 2021

    Amazing help, support and professionalism provided at such a sad and painful time. Thank you x

  • 5 Jacqueline Brazier 27th Nov 2021

    Highly professional, sensitive and trustworthy. Gave us full confidence that everything would be taken care of. At a time when you need the greatest support, Farriers were able to provide that. We can only give our heartfelt thanks.

  • 5 Gavin Hughes 8th Nov 2021

    Excellent service from James and his staff from start to finish of my dads funeral. The company has done all our family funerals over the years and always have provided and exceptional service. 

  • 5 Ian Dunford 27th Sep 2021

    The support offered by Farriers was excellent throughout. They were incredibly according and caring

  • 5 Stephen Atkins 18th Sep 2021

    Farriers dealt with my late father and our family very professionally and courteously, for our funeral. We felt very well taken care of and no detail or request was too much. We would recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Carolyn Dawson 24th Aug 2021

    The service provided by W J Farrier was very efficient, but also personal. The attention to detail was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. It really helped having confidence that everything would run smoothly at such a difficult time. I would highly recommend them.

  • 5 Daniel Broomfield 2nd Aug 2021

    Farriers were absolutely great throughout this traumatic time, from my initial call to collect my father, all the way through to the service. They listened and guided us through what we needed to consider, without ever trying to influence our decisions and maintained good communications. Most importantly, they were considerate and respectful, at no time, did I ever feel we were just one of many. We are all very grateful. Mr D Broomfield

  • 5 Sue Willis 28th Jul 2021

    I cannot praise this funeral director enough. Very professional, kind & totally committed to give a good service. Thank you so much Sarah, Margaret & the whole team at Farrier's for all you did on the lead up & the day itself.

  • 5 Joeanne Buss 26th Jul 2021

    At one of the most difficult times in my life it was a comfort that WJ Farrier & Son Ltd were there to take care of all the funeral needs. Their communication and managing of the funeral was first class. They were extremely sensitive and support throughout, even the lady on reception took time out to sit with me when I visited my husband. Nothing was too much trouble. I’m extremely grateful for the service they provided. 

  • 4 Elisabeth Clayson 27th Jun 2021

    Farriers were wonderful. Sonia was the best thing that could have happened to us at such a sad time. Thank you so much. Lis

  • 5 Sylvia Smith 14th Jun 2021

    Many thanks for making a sad day that little easier, very respectful and thoughtful team. Sylvia and family.

  • 5 Sue Dillon 8th Jun 2021

    Heartfelt thanks to Sarah and her team at Dover for the wonderful caring service they provided in looking after our darling Dad, Ernest Roy Varrall (known as Roy).   Sarah's empathy, thoughtfulness and attention to detail helped us in our sorrow resulting in a perfect celebration of his life.  Cannot praise W J Farriers & Son Ltd. of Dover high enough. Recommend them wholeheartedly.

  • 5 Angela Lewis 1st Jun 2021

    Nick was treated with the greatest respect nothing was too much trouble any help needed was provided Sarah and her team are very caring I would highly recommend farriers many thanks for everything Angie &family xx

  • 5 Alan King 18th May 2021

    The whole process was undertaken with delicacy and genuine care. Such a difficult time for so many of us but W.J Farrier's stepped up and never wavered from putting our feelings first and resolving any issues promptly and with due consideration. I highly recommend their services.

  • 5 Tansy Kingsnorth 17th May 2021

    Thank you to Sarah and the whole team for making sure mum had all the help and support she needed over the last 2 weeks. Everything was taken care of and nothing was to much trouble. Not just professional but also very personal.

  • 5 Claire Fry 14th May 2021

    Lovely service from Sonia and all the staff. Thank you.

  • 5 Patricia Wright 10th May 2021

    My Mother and I cannot thank everyone at Farriers enough. My fathers funeral was perfect and we couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful day. Farriers organised everything and made sure it was stress free for the both of us. Extremely sympathetic to our wants and needs to give my dad the send off he deserved.  Wonderful service

  • 5 KIM CORBY 9th May 2021

    Not having a clue what to do, Sonia guided me through the process and made everything seem so easy at such a difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole process was extremely professional and efficient whilst always focussing on caring for everyone involved. THANKYOU Sonia & Farriers for taking me by the hand and making a very painful process so easy. 

  • 5 Phyllis Wood 30th Apr 2021

    We cannot thank Sarah and the team at Farriers enough for the service provided. What could have been a very stressful time was made so easy for us and the service on the day was exceptional. Regards Phyllis Wood and daughters Alison and Carol.

  • 5 Paula Bunnell 27th Apr 2021

    At one of our  hardest times we received the most caring  service.  Thank you James and his team  

  • 5 Nick & Sue Roberts & Glanville 10th Mar 2021

    Very personal service from a trusted organisation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
161 London Rd
Dover
Kent
CT17 0TG

Latest Verified Reviews

Emma Ambler 27th Nov 2021

Amazing help, support and professionalism provided at such a sad and painful time. Thank you x

Jacqueline Brazier 27th Nov 2021

Highly professional, sensitive and trustworthy. Gave us full confidence that everything would be taken care of. At a time when you need the greatest support, Farriers were able to provide that. We can only give our heartfelt thanks.

Gavin Hughes 8th Nov 2021

Excellent service from James and his staff from start to finish of my dads funeral. The company has done all our family funerals over the years and always have provided and exceptional service. 

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