S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors, Dunstable

Our Dunstable Funeral Directors are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help arrange a meaningful and personalised funeral for your loved one.
S A Bates Funeral Directors in Dunstable
BASED ON 27 reviews
Rating 5.0
S A Bates Funeral Directors in Dunstable

About our Dunstable funeral home

At S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors in Dunstable, every detail that matters to you, matters to us. That is why we are devoted to arranging a personal and heartfelt funeral in memory of your loved one, right down to the last detail.

From the moment you get in touch, our caring team of funeral professionals will be at hand to help you, giving you careful guidance and uncompromising compassion, every step of the way.

We serve families from all over Dunstable and our surrounding areas, such as Priory, Downside, Stipers Hill, Beecroft, Chalk Hill, Lewsey Farm, Houghton Regis, Church End, Tottenhoe, Eaton Bray, Edlesborough, Caddington, Sewell, Tilsworth, Stanbridge and beyond. We are based only 700 yards away from the peaceful West Street Cemetery.

We are here to honour any final wishes, so whatever your requirements, we will always be able to help you. Please give us a call from the moment you need us; we are always here for you, 24 hours a day.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • 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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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    Our costs from
    £2,995
    Tailored funeral service

    Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £2,995
    Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    Tailored funeral service
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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £2,995

    Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01582 663633.
  • Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
    Find out more
    Our costs from
    £1,995
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    Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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    Simple FuneralOur costs from £1,995

    Or ,find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01582 663633

Where to find us

Address

115 West Street
Dunstable LU6 1SG
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located 700 yards from West Street Cemetery.

There is car parking available at our funeral home.

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 01582 663633

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 27 reviews
Rating 5.0
The staff were all so helpful during a very difficult time. Never having to had arrange a funeral before they led me by the hand and made the whole experience so much easier. This enabled me to concentrate on making things better for my 94 year old mother after losing her husband of 75 years.
Thank you.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
We couldn't have received a better service. The help we were given with making all the arrangements was 1st class. The actual day went most smoothly, no hitches and everyone was so kind and helpful. On such a very sad occasion, when you need guidance and kindness around you, Bates & Son Funeral Directors did an excellent job and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
The staff at S A Bates have been such godsend as their expertise has made decision making an easy process. When you're going through such an upheaval in your life and feel the task at hand daunting it was a relief to rely on the staff to do some of the heavy lifting and make the whole experience as stress free as is possible at a time like that.Well done one and all.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with the service we received for the funeral of our Mother. It was difficult in these unusual times but the staff were very helpful, friendly and sympathetic. We felt that they went out of their way to do their utmost for us. We would recommend them wholeheartedly
Response from S A Bates & Son 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
I may have already sent a review I can't remember but my feelings have not changed if I have.
Everyone at S A Bates was kind, helpful, and very considerate. Nothing was too much trouble. Any time I phoned for advice or help there always was a caring voice on the other end of the line whether it was Carol or Heather.

I am so grateful to them for making a very difficult time run so smoothly.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Very impressed with the service and kindness shown and advice given. In particular on the actual funeral day and the help given and understanding shown to my father who has Alzheimer’s. I would recommend the service.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Helpful, sympathetic and very responsive. A very professional firm.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
I found the staff at S A Bates to be very efficient and the whole process at such a sad time went very smoothly. A great service.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time.
Rating 5.0
All the staff were extremely kind and helpful. They guided us through a quite traumatic time.
Response from S A Bates & Son 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
Very helpful and caring people
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
Heather and the team at S A Bates were very kind and sympathetic when my mother passed away. They listened carefully to what we wanted, gave us time to think and acted very professionally to organise a day that was as we wished and which felt very calm at the time. Thank you all.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors to take care of your Mother and the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
All staff at the Dunstable branch were superb at this sad moment in time for my family, I felt they went above and beyond and provided an excellent service along with precise guidance and advice, thank you all.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
We would like thank you so much for handling the funeral of our Mother.
Your whole team did a excellent job, everything was handled so professionally, sometimes it’s just the little things like photo’s and little flowers, wonderful touch.
Thank you
Mike / Carol
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service, very helpful, nothing to much trouble, thank you very much.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family.
Rating 5.0
in such a difficult time..S A Bates dealt with everything from start to finish in a professional and sympathetic manner....thank you
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We dealt with two members of staff whilst arranging my brother's funeral, both of whom were more than helpful.
Arranging a funeral was a new experience for me, but my experience with Bates personnel couldn't have been any better. Thanks for all your help at such a sad time for us.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with S A Bates & Son. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
The service that we received was very professional,but also in a very caring way. The lady we spoke to was really informative and helped us with her knowledge to make the right decisions.
Thank you.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
Rating 5.0
Could not have asked for a better service. Help was always on hand to guide us through this difficult time .
Both Heather and Carol were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. It is difficult to think how they could improve on their service. Thank you for your understanding and caring attitude.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
Having recently had the trauma of losing my wife Maureen after 49 years married the service provided by S. Bates & Son Funeral Director's was second to none. There compassion mixed with their professionalism throughout the whole process of arranging and carrying out the funeral may a very harrowing experience bearable. Both Heather (arranging) and Carol (at the funeral) got myself and my family through a very trying ordeal. I would recommend them to anyone.
5 Star rating
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad you chose S A Bates & Son to look after your Wife and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
I can only say the service we as family received was all that we could expect and all the team at S A Bates showed a high level of empathy and kindness making what is a difficult process, work with the minimum amount of fuss, in a most professional and dignified manner.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for and that you found our staff to be informative and reliable.
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