Providing Funeral Catering since 1992

Peter and Melanie Sutherns, along with their team, have been providing funeral catering at Keepers Cottage Lodge since 1992. Keepers Cottage is a private, in house catering venue which specialises in funeral catering. 

Located less than half a mile from Bretby Crematorium and situated on the A511 east of Burton upon Trent, we are the ideal licensed venue for such family gatherings.  Funerals are such a sad time, so our aim it to relieve you of some of the pressures of that day.  Both you and your guests are warmly welcomed and handled with sensitivity.

Our freshly prepared buffets include unlimited teas and coffees (for the numbers booked for) and the room hire is free of charge for 2 hours.  We allow around two hours from start to finish for such gatherings.  Longer time is possible, but this requires to be agreed at the point of booking.  There may be an additional room hire charge for extra time.   

We also offer the service of co-ordinating with your chosen Funeral Company and the catering bill can be added to your account with them.  Or should you wish, you can book directly with us. 

We are proud to have been awarded 5 Stars under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.   

Please note that Assistance Dogs only are allowed into the venue.


Memorial Service "A Celebration of a Loved One's Life"

Keepers Cottage Lodge are pleased to offer an addition to their already existing funeral catering service.

A Memorial Event, which can take place after a funeral, which brings family and friends together.  Sometimes it is not always possible, perhaps due to time constraints, for guests to attend the funeral.  This seperate event allows for this and could be on a special day, for example the Loved One's next birthday.  It also allows people to celebrate the person's life in a more relaxed atmosphere than at the funeral.

The chosen day can be in the week, or on a Saturday or Sunday.  The cost per person is £10.50 with a minimum of 50 guests in attendance as this will be a private function.


Reviews and Testamonials

The best hotel in Burton 
Andy Devereux visit in April 2015

Hi Melanie, Just to say thanks very much for the excellent service you provided for my dad's funeral party last Friday and for co-operating so fully with all of our extra requests.  The food and drinks were lovely as was the reception and the manner of all staff, nothing seemed too much trouble and they were all discreet yet attentive at the same time.  It certainly helped us all, and importantly Mum, to enjoy sharing memories with family and friends. Again many thanks, PW

Many, many heartfelt thanks for such a lovely "party" send off for my Mum.  Sincere gratitude to you all.  LT

Just a note to say thank you to you all at Keepers Cottage for looking after the larger than anticipated number of mourners who attend S funeral.  Everyone was made to feel most welcome and treated with sympathy and understanding, particulary my wife.  The reception could not have been nicer, given the circumstances.  Thank you all.  JA

Just a quick note to say thank you for arranging the catering after B funeral.  Everyone commented on what a fantastic spread you put on, the chips went down very well especially with the younger ones.  BH

I would like to thank you for the welcome you gave us and for the attention throughout our time with you.  BT

On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank you for the excellent job you made of catering for my mother's funeral.  The staff were extremly obliging and the buffet was of a very high standard.  Thank you very much.  PA

Melanie, you and your staff worked so very hard to make an emotional day so much more bearable.  Thank you so much.  SG

Peter and Melanie, I just wanted to thank you very much for your hospitality for my Mum's funeral.  The food was lovely and the plentiful supply of tea and coffee was most welcome.  DH

Melanie, Thank your team for their kindess and courtesy.  MM

Our family and friends would like to thank all members of staff at Keepers Cottage for the excellent refreshments provided.  It was very much appreciated. BG

Melanie, Many thanks for providing the funeral reception.  You really helped take some of the stress away and having spoken to you, you were reassuring and that was a great help.  Everything was as we wanted and we were able to meet family and friends in a calm, warm environment.  ST

We would just like to say a huge thank you for the food and outstanding service given at our family funeral.  Many people have commented on the lovely food provided and what a fabulous, friendly place the funeral was held at.  GG

Thank you very much for the excellent service we received and thank you especially for the caring manner you showed me.  It was very much appreciated.  BK

Melanie, as a family, we would like to thank you for your warm welcome and hospitality.  The food was nicely presented and plentiful, and was enjoyed by everyone who attended.  JHR


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