R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors, Horfield

Our Horfield Funeral Directors are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help arrange a meaningful and personalised funeral for your loved one.
BASED ON 46 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Horfield funeral home

Here at R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors in Horfield, we are privileged to have supported our local Bristol community, providing sympathy and comfort at a difficult time. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, please allow us to take care of the funeral arrangements.

Our team of Horfield funeral directors is here to provide advice and guidance, ensuring you are looked after in your time of need and that your wishes for the funeral are met. We can tailor the ceremony to give you a deeply personal farewell, truly reflective of your loved one and their life.

Whether it is a religious or a humanist funeral, a traditional service or something a little more modern or unique, we can arrange the funeral to suit your preferences.

Our Bristol funeral home can be found at the Horfield end of the Gloucester Road, next to the Royal Oak pub, with our location making us easily accessible to all parts of the north Bristol area, including Bishopston, Cheswick Village, Henleaze and Southmead.

We have three chapels of rest at our funeral home, which offer you the opportunity to spend some time with your loved one in a peaceful and private environment.

From the moment you contact us, to the funeral and after, you will treated with the utmost compassion and respect. Remember, our funeral directors are here to help you through this emotional time.

There will be somebody ready to listen no matter what time you call, so please get in touch today.

Call us today on 0117 942 4039 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

We offer the choice of three funeral options. The Attended Funeral, which you can tailor to however you wish to say goodbye to your loved one; the Unattended Funeral, which provides a dignified cremation, but without a service or mourners; and The Bristol Funeral, which also offers an unattended cremation but with a service held at one of the beautiful venues available in our Silver, Gold and Platinum packages.

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
    £975
    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
    £975
    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
    £2,452
    Plus £1,328 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,328 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
    £2,452
    Plus £1,328 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,328 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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  • The Bristol Funeral

    A service held at one of our local venues followed by a dignified, unattended cremation at a crematorium chosen by us.
    We have a range of beautiful service venues throughout Bristol for you to choose from, ranging from converted barns in rural surroundings to local sports clubs and more stately country residences.
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    Our costs from
    £2,599
    Includes third party costs for cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister
    Includes third party costs for cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister
    The Bristol Funeral

    The Bristol Funeral

    A service held at one of our local venues followed by a dignified, unattended cremation at a crematorium chosen by us.
    Our costs from
    £2,599
    Includes third party costs for cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister
    Includes third party costs for cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister
    We have a range of beautiful service venues throughout Bristol for you to choose from, ranging from converted barns in rural surroundings to local sports clubs and more stately country residences.
    The Bristol Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

381 Gloucester Road
Horfield BS7 8TN
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the Gloucester Road in Horfield, by the junction with Ashley Down Road, next to the Royal Oak public house.

If you would like advice on parking, please give us a call.

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 0117 942 4039

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 46 reviews
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank and fully recommend the service provided by the team at R Davies and Son, Gloucester Road for the funeral or our beloved Mum. And indeed, the service provided for our beloved Dad’s funeral 11 months earlier during pandemic restrictions.
Catherine and team managed all the arrangements leading up to and the day of the funeral in a sympathetic, professional manner, keeping us updated ensuring all our requests including a few last-minute changes were all taken care off without any fuss.
A safe, trusted pair of hands is required at a time like this, thank you Catherine, Oliver and team.
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
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. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by Oliver and the team was impeccable. All contact was professional yet warm and the arrangements were made with care. This meant everything went smoothly on the day making a difficult time that little bit easier. Thank you
Response from R. Davies & 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
I would highly recommend R Davies and son because Oliver and all the staff were so kind, supportive, warm and very professional. From the beginning to the end everything was well organised and attention to detail was excellent. The service and care of my mum and us was lovely. I really felt in safe hands at a time when you feel so lost and sad. Communication was a particular strength courteous and prompt. All the flowers and order of service were so beautiful. Thankyou

Rosie and family
Response from R. Davies & 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 to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
Oliver dealt with all our enquiries efficiently and with much understanding of a rather complex situation.
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Very thoughtful and attentive to our needs.

Thank you
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
From the very first contact everyone was extremely kind, caring, professional and respectful. They made saying good bye to my beloved husband a little bit easier. Everything I requested was carried out meticulously and with dignity. On the day it was perfect in every detail. Thank you so so much.
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families, it has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Husband. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Thank you to Oliver, Russell and all the team on the day of my wife's funeral. I was very professionally and sensitively guided through all the arrangements necessary at this difficult time and with the additional social distancing requirements. We had used R Davies & Son previously for our eldest son's funeral so had no hesitation using again.
Response from R. Davies & 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
From start to finish Oliver was the ultimate professional, from answering all questions to locating a great picture for the cover of the Order of Service. Timely in his responses, professional and yet very approachable he is a fantastic asset to your business. Please ensure his manager gets this, he deserves it to be known.
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you so much for your review.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service, initial consultation sensitively handled despite social distancing and mask wearing. Whole process was made easy, minister selected was ideal for my mum's individual circumstances and all requests were carried out exactly as stipulated. Mum's service felt appropriate and had a lovely family feel to it.
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
R Davies and Sons provided a first class service for my wife from beginning to end ! The dignity and respect shown was exemplary and a huge THANKYOU to Oliver for all his imput ! Also all members of the staff were most professional and helpful ! Once again Many thanks !
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference and that the final wishes for your Wife were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
Outstanding service could not fault any part of the service from day one.
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely comments. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Pete and the staff were first class.
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to look after your Mother.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish the service was impeccable. We were put at ease the minute we walked through the door. Pete was very professional, informative and helpful, and made the whole process a lot easier for my step daughters, who were dreading it. They left the branch with the feeling that their Dad was in safe hands. I would definitely recommend them.
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one and that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
Having used R Davies & Son previously for my Farther's funeral I had no hesitation in using their services again for my Mother's. Thank you to Oliver and Catherine for their professionalism, capability and kindness.
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. It is good to hear that the team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
Extremely helpful staff during this difficult time, grateful for all there help I would always recommend them, many thanks
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
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. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
Every detail and request was administered to the highest quality and with dignity, thank you all
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind words, it means so much to the team.
Rating 5.0
Help and support received from Lyn and her colleagues at both the Gloucester Rd and Bishopsworth branch was both professional and courteous, and very much appreciated.

Thank you

Bennett family
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving a review online for R Davies & Son Funeral Directors. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
I want to thank Catherine and her team for the professional, positive, empathetic way she treated us. From the onset she listened and supported me to make my dads funeral a truly beautiful day. My dad and I were treated with dignity throughout!
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Father. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Staff very understanding and helpful even when we had problem at cemetery
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. We are very happy to see that our staff were understanding and helpful and were able to assist you further with a cemetery concern. Thank you again for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Oliver from the Gloucester Rd Bristol branch was amazing from the start to finish.
Nothing was too much trouble
Response from R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. 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.
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