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About Us

    About W F Groombridge Funeral Directors

    W F Groombridge Funeral Directors was founded in 1800 by William Groombridge and was first based at Waterloo Road in Tonbridge. The company moved from its premises in Quarry Hill Road, where it had been since the early 1900s, to Hadlow Road during 2009 and now has funeral homes in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

    The teams at our Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge funeral homes will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. Our Tonbridge funeral home has its own service venue.

    Here at W F Groombridge Funeral Directors we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Anita Wilson

    Funeral Arranger / Administrator

    Before joining W F Groombridge Funeral Directors Anita previously worked as an area manager for a company that is part of the Royal Mail group, travelling around the South East.
    She says she most enjoys “Helping families to make the worst of times into something that they can treasure and giving them peace of mind that what they want for their loved one is what we do best.”
    She has run a baton twirling group for over 25 years, taking part in regional and national competitions during the winter months and at carnivals and fetes during the summer.
    She likes spending time with her little dog, anything to do with crafts and travelling abroad with her husband.

    Joanna Mears

    Funeral Arranger / Administrator

    Joanna joined W F Groombridge Funeral Directors in 2020 having previously worked as a Receptionist in the leisure industry and previous to that as a trained pensions consultant.
    She says she most enjoys “Helping families in their time of need and continuing to support them thereafter. Building up good client bonds and hearing stories about past loves ones makes my job extremely enriching.”
    She likes spending her free time walking, playing football and spending time with her children.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01892 525 004 visit branch or arrange a home visit