Your Personal Sussex Pet Crematorium

Chestnut Lodge is THE Sussex Pet Crematorium to help you with the arrangements for your pet. Our care and standards are second to none. We are on the Surrey and Sussex border near East Grinstead and easily accessible from the whole area. You may bring your pet to us or we can collect from your home or vet.

Pet Crematorium Reception Buildings

Sadly, we all have to face the passing of our pets. It is not something you want to think about but we are here to assist you in any way we can. We guarantee that your pet will be handled with the care and respect you want and the cremation carried out to the highest standards possible – as you would expect. All our clients are special to us so please see how Chestnut Lodge, your Personal Sussex Pet Crematorium can help you. 

Arrangements Are Easy to Make

If you wish to bring your pet to the crematorium then please telephone, or email if it is easier for you. An appointment will need to be arranged to avoid overlapping with other clients but we can often see you without delay. We can also collect your pet from your home or vet. There area number of surgeries who we work with within, or close to, East and West Sussex and they will be happy to organise matters for you if you wish. You may well find that it is more satisfying to come to us direct so you feel part of the service for your pet.  

Pet Reception Room


Veterinary Surgeries who we work with are :  

Vets2Home, Peaceful Pet Goodbyes – Mobile Veterinary Service specialising in palliative care and gentle euthanasia in home surroundings.
Oathall Veterinary Group, 30 Oathall Road, Haywards Heath
The Mewes Vets, 4 Haywards Road, Haywards Heath

Coastway, Freshfields Business Park, Kemp Town, Brighton
Coastway, 120 High Street, Shoreham-By-Sea
Coastway, 11-12 Carlton Terrace, Portslade
Coastway, 74 Warren Road,Woodingdean
Coastway, 16 Marine Drive, Rottingdean
Coastway, 378 South Coast Road, Telscombe
Coastway, 137-139 Malling Street,Lewes

Top Cat Veterinary Surgery, 146 Mackie Avenue, Brighton

We advise you to register with us well in advance so that you avoid that moment of distress when you lose your pet and you are tempted to let another vet make arrangements.

Often the services provided by other surgeries will fall short of your expectations and there is no second chance. Although your vet may assure you everything is OK their requirements may be different to yours and a cremation service that is acceptable to one person may be abhorrent to another. If you allow us to help you we guarantee you will not be let down.

See Our Collection and Transportation Details


Pet Cremation Urns

The Highest Standards in Pet Cremation


If you choose an individual cremation your pet will be cremated on its own in the chamber. When the cremation finishes the ashes will all be carefully collected. All visible remains are swept from the hearth of the machine. These are reduced to a fine ash in a cremulator and that machine is taken apart so all the traces of ash are collected. The ashes will normally be ready within 48 hours. You may have the cremation scheduled for a specific time if you want to be present and be able to take everything home the same day. With scheduled cremations, you may also attend and witness the cremation if you wish. 

See our individual cremation details

If you do not wish to have the ashes the your pet can be cremated with others in our communal cremation service. Several pets are placed in the cremation chamber side by side. At the end of the cycle, when everything has cooled, all cremated remains are brushed out and transferred to a grave area in the Pet Cemetery. You are welcome to visit the Cemetery to see your pet’s last resting place  The communal cremation should not be confused with other services of the same name that may be nothing more than disposals.
See our communal cremation details


Location of Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium


How to Find Your Personal Sussex Pet Crematorium

See our detailed page for instructions from all over the area. We are just 8 minutes from Junction 10 of the M23 and a few minutes from the A22.

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Burial for Your Pet’s Ashes

Plots are available in the Pet Cemetery for the burial of ashes from individual cremations. These are marked by plaques or headstones and the cremated remains of any number of family pets may be buried in the same plot.

Please see the Cemetery page for details 

Ashes Burial Plots in the Pet Cemetery

 Your Pet will Be Handled With Care and Respect At All Times

Our first Golden Rule of Pet Cremation states that we work as if you were standing next to us all the time. This applies all the way through the process from collection through the cremation and to the handling of the ashes.

We are truly the Pet Crematorium for Sussex that provides the highest standards of care for your pet.

Open 7 Days a Week

The crematorium is open between 8 am and 6 pm Monday to Friday and from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. If you need us outside of those times just call and leave a message. There is usually someone here and we will contact you as soon as possible.

How Can the Pet Crematorium for Sussex Help You Now?

If you have already lost your pet then you may wish to contact us on 01342 712976 and we will be able to help you straight away.

If you are planning for the future then please look at what we can offer. Please browse the pages on this site.

We advise you to register with us so that when the time comes it will make everything that much simpler for you. The intensity of feelings when you lose a pet can be a shock to many of you and the last thing you want to do is to rush into arranging a cremation or burial with someone you know nothing about. The standards in our sector vary enormously and there are no second chances.

If you need us or have any questions simply contact us on 01342 712976.

If you are looking for a very personal Sussex Pet Crematorium then we guarantee we will handle your pet with exceptional care and attention.