R Davies & Son Funeral Directors, Westbury

Our Westbury Funeral Directors are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help arrange a meaningful and personalised funeral for your loved one.
R Davies & Son Funeral Directors in Westbury-On-Trym, Bristol.
BASED ON 23 reviews
Rating 4.9
R Davies & Son Funeral Directors in Westbury-On-Trym, Bristol.

About our Westbury funeral home

Established in 1944, R Davies & Son Funeral Directors in Westbury-on-Trym offers support and comfort to the local community. We are here to make a difficult time that little bit easier and will arrange a special funeral for your loved one, tailored to your needs.

We fully understand the decisions that need to be made when planning the perfect farewell and will help you to determine how best to pay your respects, with guidance and advice.

It is you and your loved one that matter to us and you will be treated with kindness and integrity while in our care. Our Bristol funeral home provides a welcoming and private environment in which you can discuss your needs, with our facilities being to the highest standards, so your loved one will be well looked after at all times.

You can find us on Westbury Hill, from where we serve not only the families of Westbury-on-Trym, but also those from the surrounding areas of Bristol, including Henbury, Henleaze, Southmead and Stoke Bishop.

You are not alone during this emotional time. Our team is here to listen and advise when you need us and available 24 hours.

To arrange a funeral, call us today on 0117 962 8954 to talk through your personal requirements.

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 0117 962 8954.
  • 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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    Find Out More

    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 0117 962 8954

Where to find us

Address

63 Westbury Hill
Westbury-On-Trym BS9 3AD
GB

Directions and Parking

We are opposite the Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church and the short stay car park, on a parade of shops at the bottom of Westbury Hill.

There is on-street parking available for up to one hour.

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 962 8954

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 23 reviews
Rating 5.0
The staff were respectful, thoughtful and empathetic assisting with Mum’s funeral. The funeral went smoothly and we gave Mum a dignified send off. My sister and I created a few personal touches for the funeral and we were grateful for the slide show playing on a loop in the background. Wonderful for family and friends to remember Mum in her prime.

Thank you very much for the excellent service.

Kind regards
Louise, Juliet and John
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service.
Rating 4.0
The whole contract from start to finish was handled expertly, sensitively and competently by Jacquie at Westbury Hill. It was a very positive experience for our family. Thank you.

The relationship between R Davies & Son of the one part and Dignity Funerals of the other is somewhat apocryphal. I am left in hindsight to presume that in fact R Davies and Son are no more and Dignity are the outright owners of the business but that was never entirely clear. I presume there is merit seen for goodwill purposes in keeping the name R Davies & Son going in some form.

The year and more of pandemic has brought about new ways of operating across the whole of society and many new discoveries will be with us in a permanent and positive way - like remote working and video conferencing, hard work that they may be. Obitus were able, up to a point, make full use of the internet to take our service not just to those outside of the permitted 30 but nationally and internationally to friends who wanted to witness proceedings. This is something that could have been arranged only with a lot of difficulty prior to the pandemic, but will now be here to stay. Great. What will be increasingly important that those working in the sector and in public facing roles will need to embrace those possibilities increasingly - become more techy in simple language. There will need to be some training in technical matters perhaps to keep abreast of changes in society!

R Davies & Son have been associated with our family for funeral needs for all of my lifetime and have never failed to impress and take care of our needs - no less on this occasion. Well dome.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. If you wish to discuss further, please contact our Client Relations Team Mon - Fri between 8:45am and 5pm on 0800 783 7171.
Rating 5.0
I give R Davies and sons 5 stars because of how kind and professional they are. I Found it very hard when my Dad passed away but R Davies supported us and did everything making it easier to cope .I would also like to thank Jackie and Shaun who are brilliant many thanks Paul Bohin
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. 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
The support throughout the process of dealing with the funeral arrangements for our father by R Davies and son was provided with sympathy and understanding and patience and went a long way in helping the family come to terms with our loss especially appreciated was the support provided by Jackie. We cannot thank her enough
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving a review online for R Davies & Son Funeral Directors. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
I cannot speak highly enough of the people at R Davies & Son, Westbury on Trym, Bristol. Their service was highly professional, but of greater importance to me at a time of bereavement, was the understanding and compassion with which they helped me personally, and how they managed the whole funeral process. Although the death of a loved one can never be without grief, knowing that their funeral care is being managed by a competent team of professionals inspires confidence and brings relief at a difficult time. I cannot thank them enough.

Susan Shepherd, FRCP
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
I was very happy with the service that I received, the staff were very helpful friendly and always sympathetic.
Under the circumstances of the pandemic and not being the funeral we would of planned, we could not of been happier of how it all went, and that was due to the care and understanding of the wonderful staff, and I would highly recommend R Davies & sons as your Funeral Directors.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Thankyou for all you did for me. You made it very serene and simple. Thanks to Shaun
who was with me on the day and to Rachel (sorry, think it was Rachel) who helped my daughter and I when we came in to make all the arrangements. It was explained very clearly without any pressure.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
I was delighted with the service I received my for Mother's funeral. Jacquie was sensitive and professional throughout the arrangements and Sean, the funeral director was kind and thoughtful on the day.Everything went as planned and there were no problems.The flowers and order of service sheets were perfect.The whole process was stress free and went according to my Mother's funeral plan. Thank you so much.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose R Davies & Son Funeral Directors to take care of your Mother and you were well looked after by our team. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
Rating 5.0
Amazing great service nothing is too much trouble at a difficult time very compassionate
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Very thoughtful and considerate. would definitely use them again if needed!
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Thanks to Jacquie,Shaun and all the team for making this sad time easier to bear.Professional from start to finish . I attended another funeral a few days after Mum’s ,I couldn’t believe the difference and realised how polite and smart the attendants at R Davies were.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that you and the family were well cared for.
Rating 5.0
We were very happy with our experience with R Davies & Son. From the night they came to our relative's home after she died they could not have been more helpful. Everybody was very kind, efficient and professional.

When making the funeral arrangements everything was carefully explained. They arranged the notice in the local press and also the printing of the Order of Service. We were especially pleased with the way in which the photograph of our deceased relative was presented on the cover.

On the day everything went very smoothly and we were grateful not to have to worry about dealing with the collection for the Hospice after the service.

None of the family live within 120 miles of Bristol. This could have proved difficult but the excellent communication we enjoyed ensured this never caused any problems.

We can unreservedly recommend R Davies and Son.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
R Davies and Son provided a very professional service and took all the family wishes into consideration. They were excellent in our time of mourning.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
The team at R Davies were excellent. Both my mother and father in law's funerals were dealt with by them and it was my wife's express wish that hers was too. They dealt with it sympathetically and professionally from the initial meeting right through to the day itself, clearly explaining what the options were, what they could so and what we could do ourselves. I recommend them is the highest terms to anyone in the unhappy situation of needing their services
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service was caring and very efficient
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Never an easy time but I found R Davies' staff very sympathetic and comforting without being 'gushing'. Funeral arrangements were dealt with carefully and efficiently. I was guided through what was, for me, a difficult process in arranging my mother's funeral. Thank you.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I was treated with the upmost respect and dignity throughout my contact.

Everything was explained to me clearly and concisely in a time of high emotions from the moment I made the initial call to advise that my brother had passed away.

Nothing was too much trouble, a telephone call, an email all responded too professionally and promptly.

I felt that my brother was safe, after caring for him for the last 18years this was quite a challenge for me but I was reassured with words such as “we will take great care of him”.

I can’t thank the team enough for their support in preparing for his funeral, for my time with him and for being so caring.

I extend my gratitude to Jacuie and Shaun.

The funeral plan was purchased in 2005 and I was not disappointed with the plan and had no extra monies too pay.
Response from R Davies & 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 care and support needed at this time and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The service provided from start to finish was excellent , well organised and every element was discussed with sensitivity and nothing was too much trouble .
If I was worried about something or had a question I would phone or ‘ pop’ in and without exception someone would see me and help in a sympathetic manner. This was so important at such an emotional time .
The privacy of the Chapel of Rest was lovely and peaceful , being able to see mum like this was extremely helpful , the staff being calm and comforting.
I would highly recommend R Davies and Son , on the funeral day they guided myself and the family through the day without any problems , the staff were respectful , reliable and efficient , they made an emotional day stress free and for this we will be forever thankful .
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
Lovely calm staff who did not rush us into making difficult decisions, also offering suggestions and refreshments.
The office is similarly restful, warm and pleasant surroundings.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. Caring & thoughtful.
Response from R Davies & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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