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

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

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
  • 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.

141 reviews on Google

Hampden Park

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

13 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 141 reviews View on Google Maps

Sara Hemsley

a month 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.

Sarah Hanmer

a week ago

Mark, Ian and the team at Payne and Sons put us at ease and made us feel that we and our loved one were in very safe and capable hands from the first contact. Mark is organised, patient, responsive and considerate, and gives the impression that you have his undevoted attention. I'm so grateful to Mark, Ian and the team for making our special day beautiful and run without a hitch, and I wouldn't hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend them.

Nicky Waters

a month ago

From my initial call to Tara at Paynes and throughout the whole process at such a devastating time, the staff have been absolutely amazing. Their professionalism, knowledge, empathy care and guidance have been second to none. Mark held my hand all the way through, something I so needed and am truly thankful and grateful for. So particular thanks goes to Mark at Seaside for your genuine kindness and care to me, to all the family and especially to our dearest Shawn, whom you and the staff have looked after and cared for so tentatively. Thank you x

Jason Dunne

4 months ago

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Payne and Sons for their outstanding service during a challenging time. Mark and Tara made a positive and significant difference to our experience. Mark, the funeral director, blended professionalism and empathy seamlessly. He guided us through arrangements with patience and compassion, and handled our unusual requirements with great dilligence. Tara, a funeral arranger, provided exceptional support, handling every detail with grace and kindness. Thank you, Payne and Sons, for your exceptional service and having such caring individuals on your team.

Tracy Lee

6 months ago

From the first moment we made contact with Payne & Sons we were treated with compassion and respect. Mark led us through the process and was always there to answer any queries we had. Mark went out of his way to ensure the whole family could visit my Dad in the chapel of rest, at times that suited them. He made a difficult time feel easier. The whole team at Payne & Sons were very professional and understanding. I would not hesitate to recommend this service and would definitely use them again. I would also highly recommend the Celebrant Sue Pellow who helped us put together a Eulogy, that reflected our Dads life so beautifully.

Hampden Park

Rating: 5 from 13 reviews View on Google Maps

jacqueline calder

2 weeks 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.

Debbie Tithecott

2 weeks 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

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

2 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

2 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.