Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors, Putnoe

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Putnoe Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 9 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Putnoe funeral home

We are Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors, and we have served the community of Bedford since 1895. Our funeral home in Putnoe was established in 2017 to better serve families in Goldington, Brickhill, Dearne Walk and beyond.

We treat every family in our care with the same level of kindness and compassion that we would want to be treated with. We will work closely with you to get to know you and how you want your loved one’s funeral to be. We will do everything we can to arrange the service just how you want it.

Our funeral home has disabled access and facilities and a private chapel of rest which you can visit at any time, on request, should you wish to spend time with your loved one before the day of the funeral.

We understand how difficult it can be to arrange a funeral, so we want you to know that we are here to advise and support you. You can call us anytime of the day.

What we offer

  • 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.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,213 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,213 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,213 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,213 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

35 Chiltern Avenue
Putnoe
Bedford MK41 9EQ
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on Chiltern Avenue in a parade of shops, next to McCalls newsagent.

There is parking available at the front of our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday10:00 - 15:00
Thursday10:00 - 15:00
Friday10:00 - 15:00
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 01234 865872

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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 9 reviews
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with the organising of my mother in laws funeral , every one of your staff were excellent helping use through what was a sad time with all the COVID restrictions to take in consideration
Response from Clarabut & Plumbe 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
Pat at the Bedford branch was was caring and friendly. She put myself and my partners son at ease. She talked us through every process. Pat kept in touch in between booking the service and the funeral itself. The celebrant (Judi Hewitt) Pat recommend was excellent. On the day of the funeral Simon was very helpful and reassuring and made sure John had a lovely send off.
Pat also suggested using petals to scatter on the day, which was a wonderful idea.
I would like to thank the whole team, for being very professional from start to finish, I couldn’t of done this without your guidance and compassion. You go that extra mile. Thank you so much xx
Response from Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review, thank you so much.
Rating 5.0
Booking a funeral is never a easy thing to do.I picked Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors because a friend had them and was very happy with the Arrangements,And I can say the Lady who greeted me put me at ease and made things so much easy at this difficult time,that lady was Pat Turner-Sheen who let me take my time and get my thought's together,she made my task so much easier with helpfull suggestions.The day of the funeral went perfect thanks to her and her assistant .The Celebrant----Amanda Roberts was so kind to me and spoke lovely words about my Wife Patricia and her past,and the songs we chose was very fitting,All in all it was a lovely Arranged Funeral,I would like to thank the whole Team at Clarabut & Plumbe for a perfect day.
Very Kind Regards Mr Trevor Mellor {13 Becher Close Renhold Bedford }
Response from Clarabut & Plumbe 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. 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
Patricia's manner was such a help. She was calm, patient and understanding, just what we needed at the time. She took the time to make sure we fully understood all the procedures and helped us make the right decisions for our mum. And when the day came, we were able to give her a lovely goodbye.
Response from Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors
It is comforting to know that Patricia and the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support. It has been a privilege to look after your Mother.
Rating 5.0
It was a very easy process. Your staff were so helpful and comforting in there approach to our needs.
Marianne was very easy to talk too and then when Olivia took over in was just the same.
The Funeral itself was done above and beyond all expectations so Thankyou all very much.
Response from Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
From the start to the finish all elements of my Fathers funeral were carried out both professionally and with total respect.
Response from Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
From first contact to the funeral itself, Clarabut & Plumbe were exemplary. The staff at the Bedford office were wonderfully helpful. She offered advice and guidance when it was needed and as a result a particularly stressful time was made all the easier. She also recommended a celebrant who turned out to be a perfect fit for us and I cannot thank her enough for her support. On the day itself the team of pallbarers were professional and fantastically supportive. I don't think the day could have gone any better and I know my mum would have been impressed and pleased with the service.
Response from Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
We were treated in a friendly and caring way and assisted through the whole process. All the staff were highly professional and the organisation and support from Marianne made a difficult time very easy for the family. We felt confident in leaving arrangements to Clarabut and Plumbe and would use them again in the future.
Response from Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind comments posted online. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
After my mum passed away which was a very sad time - to have the help and support given to my family by clarabut and plumbe was invaluable. Excellent service and reliable - very professional would highly recommend.
Response from Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction and that our team provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family.
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