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"Hadaway & Denton is the exact type of funeral director every town should have”

The Good Funeral Guide


Hello and welcome

Arranging a funeral is always a difficult process, and one that requires care, compassion and respect. At Hadaway & Denton, we aim to provide the highest levels of support, while also remaining flexible to your needs. As an independent, family-run funeral director (not part of a large corporate chain), we’re here to support people when they need us most.

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Range of funeral options

Grieving the loss of a loved one takes emotional and physical strength and, at this time, we need people that we can trust in to look after us; we pride ourselves on offering a range of funeral options from a simple unattended service through to a bespoke service to suit all wishes and all financial situations. We do not put mark-ups on our products such as order of service or floristry to offer further practical support to our families, who can trust in our pricing; often our ethos can save families upwards of £1000 – £2000 compared to other funeral directors.

Please note that we also serve all of Kent inclusive of Canterbury, Folkestone, Dover, New Romney, Faversham, Tenterden, Maidstone, all surrounding areas and often further afield…where you ask us to go; we go!


Community Care

Hadaway & Denton is based in Ashford, Kent and our entire legacy and ethos revolves around our service and compassion for the local community.


Personal and Kind 

There are few things in life more upsetting or difficult than losing a loved one and arranging a funeral. Our responsibility is to support you throughout the entire process, both logistically and emotionally.



Our costs reflect the level of service we provide and are not designed to overcharge you in a time of need. Transparency and fair pricing is key.

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  • From the first day we contacted Jo & Carl we knew our Mum was in the best place before her final journey, while discussing the arrangements we always felt that our mum Was part of their family as well , no request was to much , we never felt financially pressured . We had 6 nervous members of my family who were going to carry mum into the Church and at every point Carl was on hand to reassure & ensure our mum got the send off she deserved. Just amazing people.

    Antonio Intrieri

  • I cannot recommend Hadaway and Denton enough. From the minute I spoke to Carl, I knew we and my late uncle Bill, were in safe hands. Both Carl and Jo are so kind, caring and helpful, making the whole process so much easier than it could have been. They were there at every turn and I, along with Bills family, thank them very much.

    Julie White

  • Carl & Jo were the perfect choice when arranging the funeral for our son’s untimely passing, and the 2nd family funeral we have chosen them to do. They are so caring and compassionate, and make you feel so at ease, like you have always known them. All of our wishes for the day were fulfilled, they also gave us ideas we wouldn’t have thought of, they really do go the extra mile. The Celabrant Roger was a very good choice, very witty & gave us so much time to get the eulogy just right, and being able to carry a crowd....

    Chris Pimm

  • Following the passing of my father the team at Haddaway Denton could not have been more helpful and efficient. They talked me through all I had to do at a time where emotions clouded judgement and clear thought. They were highly professional, and I highly recommend them.

    Ralph Peart

  • Hadaway and Denton made a very distressing time that bit easier for us. We have never organised a funeral before and they supported us all the way through with compassion, kindness and warmth. I am very pleased we chose Hadaway and Denton to help us say goodbye to Dad - they were absolutely faultless and lovely people too. Thank you to Carl and the team for everything you have done for us. All the best from the family of Clive Richardson

    Peter Richardson

  • My family really appreciated the sympathetic way Jo and Carl helped us arrange my husband's funeral. From the first meeting nothing was ever too much trouble for either of them to ensure everything was as we wanted. The support we received was excellent and we would certainly recommend this very caring business to anyone.

    Molly Cook



Why choose Hadaway & Denton

Hadaway & Denton are independent funeral directors based in Ashford, Kent and are proud to offer dignified care of your loved ones, consistently striving to go the extra mile to satisfy our customers throughout the funeral arranging process. 

Our pricing structure is easy to understand, as well as being clear and transparent and continuing to offer diversity and creativity to preserve the personal nature of the business. Simply, our main goal is to provide a personal, reliable and affordable independent funeral service at a level of excellence. 

Hadaway & Denton is a family run funeral directors; you will be greeted by either Joanna Denton or Carl Hadaway who are a partnership who came together, from varied experiences, to form a strong team that is built to serve our community. 

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Carl’s father, Barry Hadaway, is a funeral operative and serving the industry as well as Carl’s mother, Catherine Hadaway, assisting with administration in our office. You can read more about Carl and Joanna on the ‘Meet The Team’ tab or by clicking on the ‘Good Funeral Guide’ logo below for our review. Let us also not forget our little dolly, Rosie; the miniature dachshund who brings joy and an enormous amount of cuddles to our lives!

Ultimately, we strive to help our community, creating a culture of understanding, empathy and deep care to each and every customer. 

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We serve all of Kent, including -

  • Canterbury
  • Folkestone
  • Dover
  • New Romney
  • Faversham
  • Tenterden
  • Maidstone
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