Robert Ayling Funeral Directors, Guildford

With funerals available from £925, our Guildford funeral directors are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of funeral care for the lowest guaranteed price.
BASED ON 24 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Guildford funeral home

Robert Ayling Funeral Directors in Guildford is honoured to serve the Surrey community, providing expertise and compassion in times of need. We can arrange a special funeral for your loved one.

Regardless of faith or culture, we will ensure that your farewell is a dignified occasion in keeping with your wishes. Whether it is a traditional ceremony, an unattended cremation or something a little more alternative, such as a woodland or green burial, you can place your trust in our dedicated team to make the appropriate arrangements.

We are privileged to be able to help and support local families in the way that we do, providing assistance during difficult times.

Our funeral home is located on the Aldershot Road, at the corner with Southway, allowing us to offer our high standard of funeral care to all of Guildford. We are also accessible to families living in our neighbouring Surrey communities, such as Farncombe, Fetcham and Worplesdon.

There is a private chapel of rest available if you want to spend time with your loved one prior to the funeral.

Our team is here for you and available to talk to at any hour. To arrange a funeral for your loved one,

What we offer

  • Price Promise: Lowest price guaranteed
  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
99.0%
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7%
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £925
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £925
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    From
    £1,935
    plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,935
    plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Our Price Promise

Our exceptional service for the lowest price within our local community. Guaranteed.

We regularly check our competitors' prices and are confident that we are unbeaten locally. To give you further peace of mind, we also promise to match any local prices you may find after arranging a funeral with us.

Price Promise

Our price promise ensures that we will provide your chosen funeral for the lowest price in our local community.

1. We guarantee to match any funeral quote from another funeral director that is within 5 miles of our location. To make a claim on the price promise we will need to see a genuine price quote, advert, website or other evidence from a funeral director within 5 miles that is dated up to 4 weeks from the date of death

2. The price promise relates to all of the funeral services provided by us and is not applicable to costs charged by a third party as part of the funeral

3. If using a funeral benefit discount, this will be taken off the Dignity price before any comparisons to competitors’ prices are made under the price promise

4. We reserve the right to apply, withdraw, modify or terminate the price promise in whole or in part at any time or for any reason

5. Claiming on the price promise does not change or affect the Terms and Conditions of any products or services that you purchase

Where to find us

Address

107 Aldershot Road
The Old Post Office
Guildford GU2 8BE
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the corner of a parade of shops, at the opposite end to the Co-op.

For advice on where to park, please give us a call.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01483 567333

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 24 reviews
Rating 5.0
I would highley recommend robert ayling funeral directors good service and kind and caring staff
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch. Thank you for your kind words.
Rating 5.0
I was very grateful for the kindness of Robert Ayling Funeral Directors right from when I first called them on 5th August 2021, for their services. The following day my husband died at 5 am and I called them slightly later in the morning after the District Nurses had come and confirmed his death. They treated us with great respect and made sure that I had had enough time with him before they took him away. The kindness of all the staff right to the funeral and beyond has been exemplary and I cannot thank them enough for all the care and attention they gave me.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families, it has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Husband. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
A huge thank you to all at Robert Ayling for making our Uncle's funeral service such a wonderful celebration of his life. Thanks in particular go to Samantha who made sure that everything went smoothly and for making a difficult time for us all that bit easier.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
During a difficult and emotional the service we received was exceptional. Arrangements were made to suit our needs with thoughtfulness and respect. The day itself was handled in a professional and unhurried manner which was much appreciated by the family. Thank you all for making a difficult day one to remember positively.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
My Mum's funeral, from the moment we contacted the funeral directors at Robert Ayling went off without a hitch. Everything we asked for was delivered with no fuss. The Horse Drawn Hearse was a really special touch. More so, the attitude and care given was supportive and kind throughout. The event on the day was well organised. But everyone was so nice and respectful. Thank you for making the day a good celebration of my Mum's life.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
From Start to Finish Robert Ayling Funeral Directors were absolutely professional and VERY supportive through what can only be described as a difficult time, Abby, Sam & Rebecca, at Guildford were brilliant
Thank you all once again, for your help and support.

Gary Gumbrell & Family
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 4.0
Navigating the bereavement process during a pandemic was challenging although the team at Robert Ayling did their very best to support us. The service we received was professional, timely and empathetic. On the day of the funeral itself, all staff were beautifully presented with cars and service equally on point. Their kind and professional approach made a difficult day manageable and this is what we will remember - Thank you. They also put us in touch with Rod Boreham who acted as our Officiant, he was excellent.

The only area where I can provide developmental feedback is giving us the opportunity to have a virtual session to discuss and plan the funeral. Myself and my brothers had to gather around a phone on loud speaker, the opportunity to have a video call via zoom or MS Teams would have been preferable although I understand this facility was not an option.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4* review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very helpful and understanding. Everything went smoothly on the day.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
First class service at a very sad time. Nothing is to much trouble and everything is dealt with by kindness from them all. I would highly recommend them. Felt like I was talking to friends as they were so kind and understanding. From the first phone with Rebecca to arranging things with Abbie and then on the day Sam guiding us through we couldn't have asked for anything better. At a very sad time these girls are what you need. Thank you for all your kindness and help with mums funeral
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Following the sudden death of my brother, I can honestly say that the help and support received from Robert Ayling was absolutely fantastic.
They supported us with purchasing the coffin we wanted and also with the music we wished to be used.
Whilst family and friends could not attend the service in person, they were able to via a live stream session.
I can highly recommend Robert Ayling and also Dignity funeral services.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
Professional & helpful. They even called a few weeks later to check if I was ok - although they followed that with a "could you please write a review", so the call may have been pure marketing. That doesn't alter the positive experience of dealing with them for both my parents over the last 6 months.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review
Rating 5.0
Excellent team, didn’t a brilliant job in difficult times.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
Your service was absolutely fantastic and the staff was so lovely nothing was to hard for them. The Dignity you all show to my father made things a little bit better for our family from removing my father from home and till the day he was laid to rest thank you so much.
Yours sincerely
Mrs E Cake
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Robert Ayling Funeral Directors. I am glad you confided in our team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Extremely helpful and very understanding at a time of great sorrow, in particular with all the restrictions applied due to Covid. I would have no hesitation in recommending Robert Ayling and staff, they were excellent in dealing with the funeral areangements I had to arrange for my late husband.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
the service was first class
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
A big thank you to to Rebecca and her team who were understanding and professional throughout the process. Also thank you to Sam who phoned me the day before the funeral, she explained everything and I met her on the day.
A very good experience in such difficult circumstances.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We dealt manly with Rebecca, who was excellent every step of the way. Many thanks to you all, which made a horrible time easier. Regards, Elizabeth, Jan and Sandra.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Could not fault these guys from the beginning through to the day of the funeral. Abby was fantastic all the way through and samantha on the day was brilliant
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service , supportive, kind and friendly when you need it the most.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
from start to finish the service provided was excellent,
would recommend.
staff were lovely and friendly.
Response from Robert Ayling Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need.
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