S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors, Dunstable

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Rating 5.0
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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.
S A Bates Funeral Directors in Dunstable

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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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 unlimited choice with our Tailored Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Tailored Funeral

    Our Tailored 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

    Tailored FuneralOur costs from £2,995

    Our Tailored 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.
    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

    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

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01582 663633 if you require our services outside of these hours.
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

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Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 18 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
Couldn’t fault them at all .
Excellent company , friendly and efficient !
Would 100% recommend !
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
The staff at Dunstable couldn't have been better, they were so kind and thoughtful, not only did they provide an excellent professional service they were very helpful and supportive on a personal level too. They helped me through a difficult emotional time.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with S A Bates & Son. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and you found our staff to be professional and supportive.
Rating 5.0
S.A. Bates were an absolute gift to my family at a time of awful grief.

From our first meeting to our very last goodbye ... Bates staff were sympathetic, knowledgeable and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble and no question was unanswered.

The whole service provided was meticulous, professional, discreet. When you don't notice the undertakers and funeral staff, you know they are doing a great job.

Particular thanks to Heather and Karm Ying for their re-assurance and guidance in what was such a difficult time.
Dads service was one to be remembered fondly, it went beautifully and was a celebration of a wonderful life and we shall be grateful to S.A.Bates or all their care and attention with dad !
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that we made a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Very professional & put me at ease. Nothing was a problem & I was able to meet mums requests. I also did mums hair & make up which I didn't know if I would be allowed, but they assured me straight away that of course I could. Felt very at home there & nothing was too much.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
A very caring and professional company. Everything went very smoothly thanks to Heather
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I cant praise the staff enough for their efficient and understanding service
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank Heather & the Team at S.A Bates in Dunstable. it is difficult to put into words but I lost My Mother and My Father and my Sister during a 14 day period. Heather really pushed the boat out when my Father passed away as the date for my Mother funeral was already set. I popped in to see Heather who was dumb struck when I told her that Dad had been found dead in the family home. I really wanted a double burial and Heather started to make phone calls as we needed to change the venue from the West Street Chapel to the Priory Church in Dunstable. This was very important as I wanted My Sister to attend, I was not only relieved but also delighted when I received a phone call to say that we could still make the original date which was arranged for my Mother. The Funeral Cortege vehicles were well presented and Carol and the Staff were impeccable and professional especially when Carol walked the cars from the family address. Unfortunately My Sister who was terminally ill passed away 2 days after my Father and once again Heather and the Team showed the same level of professionalism with Her Funeral. I was also surprised with the floral gifts and remembrance cards which was a very pleasant and warming gesture during a difficult time.
Response from S A Bates & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the arrangements for your Mother, Father and your Sister were carried out to your satisfaction.
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