Varley & Varley

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Mark Charles 24th Sep 2021

In August, I was faced with the very difficult and painful decision of making arrangements for my mothers funeral, a couple of days before her passing. It is a very distressing experience walking into a Funeral Directors office, when your loved one is still alive. I was extremely emotional when I met Clayton. He was very empathetic and courteous and spent a lot of time listening and asking questions about my mother. He made my wife and I feel at ease. There was no hard sell by him at all. Clayton introduced us to Sam who looks after the administrative side.  Together we spent a lot of time planning the perfect service, tailor-made for my mother. Every little detail was taken into consideration. Nothing was too difficult for them. Clayton included personal touches of his own accord which made it extra special to us. Both Clayton and Sam made themselves readily available to our family. They were always at the end of a phone. Every request that we made was taken care of by them. Clayton and Sam alleviated the stress of planning and arranging a funeral.  The day itself was absolutely perfect. Everything went like clockwork. The staff were dressed immaculately the cars were spotless. The professionalism, courtesy and respect shown was second to none. If you are looking for a Funeral Director that delivers a hundred percent with a personal touch it’s Varley & Varley. I cannot recommend them enough.  Clayton looked after my late mum as though she was part of his family and for that I will always be very grateful to him.  Thank you once again Clayton, Sam and your excellent team for all your support and professionalism during a difficult and emotional time. 

Mpanzu Mbueko 2nd Sep 2021

Very helpful, always ready to find the best for the customer.

Natasha Willicombe 27th Aug 2021

Varley & Varley were just brilliant. At such a difficult time, they made the funeral aspect easy and stress free. Clayton Varley and his team were so professional, they went above and beyond, with small acts  of kindness that meant so much to me then and now. I felt very looked after from the first meeting to the end of the funeral, the service they provided was full of dignity and class. I was so impressed I can’t thank them enough, they helped me achieve the send off my husband deserved.

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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
96 Bromley Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 5NP

About Us

With over 20 years of experience in the funeral industry, Clayton Varley founded Varley & Varley in 2014 as an independent family run funeral directors in Beckenham. Varley & Varley, have built a strong business through their empathy and professionalism – they will comfort and guide grieving family members and friends from the first phone call to the final step of saying farewell to your loved one.

Through the years, Varley & Varley Funeral Directors have maintained strong relationships with families, as their services are called on to make funeral and cremation arrangements for other relatives. This experience and history are a comfort to families who know they are dealing with a company that has supported them at a time of worry, stress and anxiety.

Linda Gauron, the funeral manager at Varley & Varley has many years of experience as a public relations professional. She has worked extensively in corporate hospitality and event management. She has also managed many charity fundraising relationships, working with organisations that included a children’s hospice and NCH, the National Children’s Home. With a recent distinction in her One Education ‘Funeral Arranger Training Course’, Linda has found that her work in the funeral industry makes use of many of her previous skills as well as her personal skills as a good listener and organiser. Clayton has said, “Linda is the very best. She has helped to transform this company and is taking it to the next level.”

The flagship funeral home is located at 96 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, but Varley & Varley can also visit you at home, to make the arrangements where you are more comfortable. Call at any time to begin planning the perfect funeral for your loved one.

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Maureen Holden

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Elizabeth Jeal

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Mark Charles 24th Sep 2021

    In August, I was faced with the very difficult and painful decision of making arrangements for my mothers funeral, a couple of days before her passing. It is a very distressing experience walking into a Funeral Directors office, when your loved one is still alive. I was extremely emotional when I met Clayton. He was very empathetic and courteous and spent a lot of time listening and asking questions about my mother. He made my wife and I feel at ease. There was no hard sell by him at all. Clayton introduced us to Sam who looks after the administrative side.  Together we spent a lot of time planning the perfect service, tailor-made for my mother. Every little detail was taken into consideration. Nothing was too difficult for them. Clayton included personal touches of his own accord which made it extra special to us. Both Clayton and Sam made themselves readily available to our family. They were always at the end of a phone. Every request that we made was taken care of by them. Clayton and Sam alleviated the stress of planning and arranging a funeral.  The day itself was absolutely perfect. Everything went like clockwork. The staff were dressed immaculately the cars were spotless. The professionalism, courtesy and respect shown was second to none. If you are looking for a Funeral Director that delivers a hundred percent with a personal touch it’s Varley & Varley. I cannot recommend them enough.  Clayton looked after my late mum as though she was part of his family and for that I will always be very grateful to him.  Thank you once again Clayton, Sam and your excellent team for all your support and professionalism during a difficult and emotional time. 

  • 5 Mpanzu Mbueko 2nd Sep 2021

    Very helpful, always ready to find the best for the customer.

  • 5 Natasha Willicombe 27th Aug 2021

    Varley & Varley were just brilliant. At such a difficult time, they made the funeral aspect easy and stress free. Clayton Varley and his team were so professional, they went above and beyond, with small acts  of kindness that meant so much to me then and now. I felt very looked after from the first meeting to the end of the funeral, the service they provided was full of dignity and class. I was so impressed I can’t thank them enough, they helped me achieve the send off my husband deserved.

  • 5 Keith Payne 27th Aug 2021

    Varley and Varley came highly recommended and at that time when you most need care and consideration, the service was delivered. Having met Clayton Varley the day after losing my Mother his approach was not Dickensian. I fully appreciated his advice and professionalism. On the day of the service the event was fully conducted in a compassionate manner with service levels over and above with Sam,the office manager personally delivering to the crematorium flowers that were sent in late. A funeral is one of the most difficult times but Clayton made my Mother's service absolutely complete. Thank you

  • 5 Sonja Honey 27th Aug 2021

    Extremely pleased very professional, personal and friendly manner. I would certainly recommend  them 100%. 

  • 5 Stephanie Gilmore 27th Aug 2021

    How can I possibly convey how wonderful Varley & Varley were to myself and my family. Amazing and fantastic doesn’t even scratch the surface. They became friends in a really terrible time. Someone to lean on and to rely on 100%. Sam and Clayton led us by the hand and walked us through every step of the way..We we’re traumatised and heartbroken when my husband passed away but Clayton was so kind and professional. He explained everything to us with genuine compassion and care. Sam arranged the actual funeral and listened to us, remembering every small detail that we had said.  I can honestly say that I would tell all of my friends to go to Sam and Clayton as they do exactly what they say, call you when they say they will and 100% never ever let you down.  They made the saddest day of my life, to say goodbye to my husband, as perfect as it could be. I will be forever grateful to them.

  • 5 Vicki Harbord 27th Aug 2021

    Great service, attention to detail and kindness. A small company that wants the best for their clients at a troubled time. Thank you Sam and Clayton. 

  • 5 Ian Holden 12th Jul 2021

    Clayton and Sam provided an excellent, professional service. Their kind, friendly comfort and support through the whole process was exactly what we needed. Nothing was too much trouble to arrange, and everything went smoothly on the day of the funeral. Highly recommend.

  • 5 Carole McGlashan 24th May 2021

    Highly recommend. Outstanding service .. empathy ... support ... guidance. Can’t thank you guys enough for all your kindness.  

  • 5 Therese Nursey 20th May 2021

    Great team  Very professional  Very supportive 

  • 5 Leonia Newman 20th May 2021

    Excellent service and care. Thoroughly recommend. Don’t look anywhere else!  Everything is taken care of in a sensitive manner, it’s a family business and so much better than any larger corporate company. 

  • 5 Jade Hickmott 13th Apr 2021

    Couldn’t recommend Varley & Varley enough, the whole experience from start to finish has been excellent. Amazing friendly team that enlighten all situations and make you feel comfortable and at ease! Thank you so much. Xx 

  • 5 Beverley Webb 13th Apr 2021

    very helpful, could not do enough for us, nothing was too much trouble.

  • 5 Dionne Lewis 13th Apr 2021

    When my father passed away, this year. Varley + Varley funeral directors handled everything from start to finish with compassion, sensitivity, and kindness. Everything was explained professionally, regular communications with the family. Varley + Varley are highly recommended, Great attention to detail, loved the personalised services, the whole team are dedicated. Dionne Lewis

  • 5 Jody Wilder 11th Apr 2021

    I cannot recommend Varley and varley enough. They went above and beyond for my family, they gave my mum the most special, peaceful and beautiful funeral possible. My mum was my world and I trusted them completely with looking after her with the care and respect she deserved. Their staff are amazing, so caring and always there to talk to any time of the day. I will be forever grateful to them for making the whole process smooth, more bearable and and exactly how we wanted it. 

  • 5 Shona Crooks 5th Apr 2021

    If I could give Varley and Varley more than 5 stars I would. The service Clayton, Sam and the team provided was simply outstanding and I can't recommend them enough. The compassion, kindness and empathy they've shown to me and my family will never be forgotten. They went above and beyond to make sure my Dad had the perfect send off. So Varley and Varley, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you! From Shona & Family 

  • 5 Matt Flint 18th Mar 2021

    Really well put together arrangements. Seamless from start to finish, very respectful and a fitting farewell.

  • 5 Colin Evans 16th Mar 2021

    Very well organised funeral service, with a personal touch. Clayton the director kept us informed from the day we contacted him he gave us options and provided all the information we required. I have the utmost respect for Clayton and his staff who turned a very sad event into a well presented funeral for my lovely wife.

  • 5 Dave Hewitt 16th Mar 2021

    Clayton, Em & Sam were amazing from the beginning, really easy to deal with , very reasonably priced. On the day Clayton & his colleagues were impeccably dressed & delivered my Aunt with Honor & respect. Thank you

  • 5 Gemma Eaton 15th Mar 2021

    I was literally blown away by the support and kindness of not just the managers but of the owner and his wife. Nothing was too much trouble and when there was lack of communication at the church, not down to Mr Varley but the priest, he kept me calm and reassured so my brother was able to have the dignified send off he deserved. I can not recommend him enough and while I hope we don't need the service for s long time. I wouldn't consider any other funeral directors. Wishing to thank Clayton, Emma and Samantha for their support. @,---, ---. Gemma x

  • 5 Richard Lee 15th Mar 2021

    Amazing care and kindness, at the most difficult time.

  • 5 Linda Oliphant 15th Mar 2021

    I first went to a more well known funeral directors but soon discovered they did it their way, not your way. So I went to talk to Clayton at Varley and Varley. It didn't take long for me to change my mind. My daughter and I are 1000% glad we went this this company. Everything we wanted, and we wanted the best for my wonderful husband they did for us, even drove his beloved Merc to lead the procession. Clayton asked me what I wanted and said he would do everything and for me to just look after myself. Nothing was too much trouble as he is a compassionate man who understands grief. There is no falseness about him and the girls who work there are really helpful and lovely. His wife videoed the whole funeral which was conducted by a special lady Clayton also provided. Everyone said it was the best it could have possibly have been. We done my Ron proud that day. Thank you so much Clayton and your team Linda Oilphant

  • 5 Katie Roff 15th Mar 2021

    Excellent service will be recommending to family and friends. 

  • 5 Pearl and Dave c/o Primrose Hall 27th Dec 2020

    I am so glad my family was directed to Clayton and Linda, who felt like friends the first minute I spoke with them, and indeed have become so. Whereas other funeral directors felt cold and business-like, Clayton radiated compassion, love, professionalism and respect borne from his lifetime in a family funeral business. Ths small touches he made during a time with so many restrictions on our movements gave dignity, simplicity and the service was carried out impeccably. I cannot thank him and his team enough for all their loving support and would direct you first and foremost to their peaceful offices in Beckenham. Family of Terence G Hall

  • 5 Jordan Wilson 22nd Dec 2020

    Really fantastic service, I felt really looked after during the whole process. Varley and Varley added a person touch to my mother's funeral and we gave her the perfect send off dispite such difficult times. Thank you so much

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.

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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.

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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.

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Address
96 Bromley Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 5NP

Latest Verified Reviews

Mark Charles 24th Sep 2021

In August, I was faced with the very difficult and painful decision of making arrangements for my mothers funeral, a couple of days before her passing. It is a very distressing experience walking into a Funeral Directors office, when your loved one is still alive. I was extremely emotional when I met Clayton. He was very empathetic and courteous and spent a lot of time listening and asking questions about my mother. He made my wife and I feel at ease. There was no hard sell by him at all. Clayton introduced us to Sam who looks after the administrative side.  Together we spent a lot of time planning the perfect service, tailor-made for my mother. Every little detail was taken into consideration. Nothing was too difficult for them. Clayton included personal touches of his own accord which made it extra special to us. Both Clayton and Sam made themselves readily available to our family. They were always at the end of a phone. Every request that we made was taken care of by them. Clayton and Sam alleviated the stress of planning and arranging a funeral.  The day itself was absolutely perfect. Everything went like clockwork. The staff were dressed immaculately the cars were spotless. The professionalism, courtesy and respect shown was second to none. If you are looking for a Funeral Director that delivers a hundred percent with a personal touch it’s Varley & Varley. I cannot recommend them enough.  Clayton looked after my late mum as though she was part of his family and for that I will always be very grateful to him.  Thank you once again Clayton, Sam and your excellent team for all your support and professionalism during a difficult and emotional time. 

Mpanzu Mbueko 2nd Sep 2021

Very helpful, always ready to find the best for the customer.

Natasha Willicombe 27th Aug 2021

Varley & Varley were just brilliant. At such a difficult time, they made the funeral aspect easy and stress free. Clayton Varley and his team were so professional, they went above and beyond, with small acts  of kindness that meant so much to me then and now. I felt very looked after from the first meeting to the end of the funeral, the service they provided was full of dignity and class. I was so impressed I can’t thank them enough, they helped me achieve the send off my husband deserved.

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