Payne & Sons Funeral Directors

Payne & Sons Funeral Directors was established to serve Eastbourne and Hampden Park and the neighbouring communities of East Dean, Pevensey and Polegate.

Our Eastbourne funeral home, in a former Edwardian cinema, has its own service venue in Eastern Hall.

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans you have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


143, Seaside, Eastbourne, England, BN22 7NN, United Kingdom.

150 reviews on Google

Hampden Park

20, Brassey Avenue, Eastbourne, England, BN22 9NG, United Kingdom.

15 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 150 reviews View on Google Maps

chloe wyer

4 months ago

Amazing experience with Payne and sons seaside branch. The team were friendly and polite! They went the extra mile to make sure our elvis loving grandad had the perfect send off! Could not fault the team at all made a difficult situation so much more manageable just want to say a massive thank you to all the team for there hard work and for making our Elvis themed send possible! And with the team even joining in on the elvis theme to make it even more spectacular!

Terry Jones

2 weeks ago

We found Payne and Sons by chance. Being in an old cinema, a small chapel is behind the shop, comfortably seating 60 people. As a family, we spent time together with Mum's coffin and set up our visual tribute and online link. The setting is much more comfortable than the crematorium, and there was no pressure to vacate after our "celebration of life". Instead, we gathered around the coffin to share memories and those who wanted to wrote messages on the coffin before we left to assemble at the wake. I would thoroughly recommend Payne and Sons and the unique facility that they offer and for the sensitivity and advice that they gave us in the run up to Mum's funeral.

Wyn Jones

a month ago

We are so grateful to Mark and the team at Payne and Sons. They guided us through every step of the process with immense care and compassion. We were given the opportunity to view our loved one as often as we wanted and they did a wonderful job making him look at least 10 years younger and more like the man of our best memories! Such a consolation at the most difficult of times and our heartfelt thanks for that

Matthew Jones

2 weeks ago

Very friendly and caring throughout. They have a chapel in their building in Seaside where we held the service with a non-religious celebrant (Steve Istead). The chapel is beautiful and so much nicer than the crematorium, no rush, no one else waiting to come in as you're ushered out the back. We took our time, said our goodbyes and it really made the experience. They also went out of their way to accommodate our young family, finding a quiet and comfortable room for my wife to feed the baby in.

Sara Hemsley

5 months ago

Payne and Sons supported my sister and I when our father passed away several years ago. All services we received and interactions with the staff went above and beyond. The team were exceptionally efficient and compassionate, exactly what you need when you’re grieving and feeling a bit lost. I got in touch again recently to enquire about memorial items and again was met with kindness and empathy. I moved out of area in recent years and knew I wanted to return to Payne and Sons for this service. I mainly communicated with Mark through the process, but everyone I have met in person and spoken to over the phone were incredibly kind and I could tell genuinely care about the people they work with and respect their grieving processes. Thank you again for your kindness and helping to make this process as smooth as it can be.

Hampden Park

Rating: 5 from 15 reviews View on Google Maps

Debbie Tithecott

3 months ago

A very big thank you to Tara, Ian and Mark for guiding us through the whole funeral process with great care and thoughtfulness. Nothing was too much trouble; the service was excellent throughout. I couldn't recommend Payne and Sons more highly. Debbie Tithecott, Pevensey Bay

jacqueline calder

4 months ago

I have recently taken out a funeral plan. I was talked and assisted through the process by Tara at the Hampden Park branch. I now have peace of mind knowing that my wishes will be taken care of. Many thanks to Tara for her support and help.

Geoff Fillery

a year ago

Having to arrange a funeral for the first time was made so easy by Clare. We were really pleased with everything and Clare taking the time to keep in touch with us before and even after the funeral was very much appreciated. Highly recommended.

Teresa Toms

3 years ago

One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was arranging my beloved dads funeral. And from that first contact telephone conversation with Michelle, i immediately knew i had come to the right place. I've never had to arrange a funeral before, but Michelle guided me through everything. The care, respect and love she showed to my father, myself and my family from the beginning was endless. I could not of asked for a better send off for my father, with Michelle who has a beautiful voice, singing his favourite song to complete a beautiful service. Thankyou for taking care of my father and giving him the send off he so rightly deserved, you are an amazing lady

Lorraine Holter

3 years ago

From the first call with Michelle, the service was amazing. She made such a difficult time so much easier following the loss of my mum. She kept in touch every step of the way. The whole team at Payne & Sons were kind, courteous, professional and so much more. Couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thank you.