W.J Farrier & Son Ltd, Dover

103 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Angela Elliott 27th Feb 2024

WJ Farriers carried out the funeral with the professional touch their reputation promises. And a special thank-you to Kevin, it was nice to deal with the same person all the way through.

Yvonne Tait 27th Feb 2024

Sarah at Farriers made the process of arranging the funeral from start to finish as easy as could be , taking the pressure off the family as much as possible. We would recommend Farriers for any future funeral services. Thank you.

Carol Boxall 25th Feb 2024

Arrangements were made with care and compassion. Liaison was good. All services offered were completed in full.

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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

161 London Rd
Dover
Kent
CT17 0TG

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 01304 799606

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

Colin Peter   Hadden

Colin Peter Hadden

Mar 1945 - Feb 2024

Doreen Barbara   Baker

Doreen Barbara Baker

Dec 1938 - Feb 2024

Lesley Ann   Bray

Lesley Ann Bray

Feb 1963 - Feb 2024

Alfred Edward   Knight

Alfred Edward Knight

Mar 1926 - Feb 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Angela Elliott 27th Feb 2024

    WJ Farriers carried out the funeral with the professional touch their reputation promises.
    And a special thank-you to Kevin, it was nice to deal with the same person all the way through.

  • 5 Yvonne Tait 27th Feb 2024

    Sarah at Farriers made the process of arranging the funeral from start to finish as easy as could be , taking the pressure off the family as much as possible. We would recommend Farriers for any future funeral services. Thank you.

  • 5 Carol Boxall 25th Feb 2024

    Arrangements were made with care and compassion. Liaison was good. All services offered were completed in full.

  • 5 Gaynor Torrance 19th Feb 2024

    Farriers couldn't have been more helpful. They are professional yet still compassionate. Sonia is so lovely as are all the staff, they guide you through a very hard time m aking it as easy as possible.
    Highly reccomen d their service.
    Thank you

  • 5 Louise Drysdale 16th Feb 2024

    My Mother and I were treated with kindness and compassion by everyone at Farriers after my Aunt’s death from the first phone call to the funeral. We were supported at every stage and allowed to do the arrangements at our pace.  Everything was explained and our decisions written down for us. The funeral was so well organised and dignified. At such a difficult time it was a great relief to know Farriers were there for us.

  • 5 Sam Lanfear 16th Feb 2024

    Lovely staff,helpful and supportive 
    Thank you very much 

  • 5 Sara Crowther 13th Feb 2024

    Everything was dealt with respectfully for my mum and Sarah was compassionate and thoughtful and very understanding and professional and nothing was to much trouble. 
    Thank you so much. 

  • 5 Martin Ruck 11th Feb 2024

    We could not have asked for a better service from Farriers. Sonia handled all of our requests respectfully and professionally, and she was always available and easy to deal with. The funeral service went exactly as we had asked, and we are left with beautiful memories of a very emotional but very positive occasion. Thank you so much for everything.

  • 5 Emma Lyon 10th Feb 2024

    Fantastic support and guidance with the arrangements for my Aunts funeral. Sarah and her team went above and beyond to ensure everything went well. So grateful to them!

  • 5 Donna Cunningham 2nd Feb 2024

    I can’t thank you enough for the support and compassion shown to our family. Sarah was so amazing accommodating our needs throughout a very difficult time. Thank you all again

  • 5 Patricia Scrivens 17th Jan 2024


    The kindness, support and help I received from every member of the staff I dealt with from the notification of death until after my Mums funeral could not be bettered.

    The professionalism and friendliness of everyone made sure every thing went smoothly making an emotional and distressing time that much easier to deal with.

  • 5 Martin Willson 9th Jan 2024

    Professional, dignified, perfect.

  • 5 Penny McMurray 8th Jan 2024

    We honestly can't praise them enough. We've never had to go through this before. Sarah was so empathic, nothing was too much trouble. We would turn up, with no appointment & Sarah would answer our queries straight away.

  • 5 Sophie Watkins 21st Dec 2023

    I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I lost my stepmum unexpectedly in Feb 23, she was in Spain when she fell ill and later passed, in Malaga hospital, Spain.
    We found an English speaking lady that worked as an overseas undertaker 

  • 5 Vanessa Chidwick 19th Dec 2023

    I could not have asked for more. Every step was handled with care , compassion and attention. Everything was explained to make a difficult situation that little bit easier. The funeral was a perfect celebration of my Dad's life. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Ernest William (Bill) Smith 10th Dec 2023

    The service I received was first class.

  • 5 Robert Pritchard 8th Dec 2023

    Our experience was no more than excellent from start to finish, sarah was so lovely and kind and the team actually on the day were wonderful .
    Thankyou so much ,we would definitely recommend.

  • 5 Andrew Carter 5th Dec 2023

    Friendly, supportive and professional service. Thank you.

  • 5 Mary O'Brien 3rd Dec 2023

    Sonia and team were excellent and provided a very professional and caring service. 

  • 4 Jonathan Stewart 2nd Dec 2023

    They were very helpful and understanding through the whole process and nothing was too much effort 
    Highly recommend 

  • 5 Chris McQuoid 11th Nov 2023

    During what was clearly a difficult period for us as a family, W.J Farrier & Son guided us and acted throughout with compassion, sensitivity and professionalism. I cannot praise Sonia and her colleagues too highly.

  • 5 kevin Hogwood 4th Nov 2023

    Farrier's made the process easy and arranged everything for us. Prior to and on the day they were attentive and caring to ensure the stress was taken away from the moment and made the it all the much easier.

  • 5 Kerrie Bunce 20th Oct 2023

    Sarah and her team were efficient and very supportive at a very difficult time. 

  • 5 Chloe Skeggs 13th Oct 2023

    Everybody we dealt with at Farriers was very helpful and professional. They focus on you as a family and make you feel comfortable in a very difficult time.

  • 5 Emlyn Bailey 10th Oct 2023

    Farriers were extremely helpful, kind and considerate. Sarah and Caroline were extremely understanding and really accommodating. They made a horrible process much more bearable and our entire family would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude. Similarly Dave Austin led the day in an extremely professional and heartfelt manner.

Address
161 London Rd
Dover
Kent
CT17 0TG

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Angela Elliott 27th Feb 2024

WJ Farriers carried out the funeral with the professional touch their reputation promises. And a special thank-you to Kevin, it was nice to deal with the same person all the way through.

Yvonne Tait 27th Feb 2024

Sarah at Farriers made the process of arranging the funeral from start to finish as easy as could be , taking the pressure off the family as much as possible. We would recommend Farriers for any future funeral services. Thank you.

Carol Boxall 25th Feb 2024

Arrangements were made with care and compassion. Liaison was good. All services offered were completed in full.

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