A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors, Barnstaple

Our Barnstaple Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors in Barnstaple
BASED ON 6 reviews
Rating 5.0
A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors in Barnstaple

About our Barnstaple funeral home

A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors in Barnstaple has been here for the families in this part of Devon since 1918. Offering the highest standard of care, we will provide a funeral for your loved one that is a respectful tribute to their life.

At this difficult time, we will help to make it a little easier for you. From the moment you contact us, through to the funeral and beyond, we will give you support and guidance, as well as lending a sympathetic ear whenever you need one.

Whatever kind of funeral you think fitting for your loved one, we will take care of the arrangements. Whether it is religious, non-religious, traditional or contemporary, we understand that the ceremony should reflect the personal aspect of a life spent with somebody special.

Being a local funeral directors, we are also able to tailor the service to include any details associated with the area, such as arranging for the cortege to pass by a landmark or location that was significant to your loved one during their life.

You can find us on Barnstaple’s Queen Street, where we have been since our funeral home moved from its original location on Trinity Street. From here we also assist the families in our neighbouring Devon communities, including Bickington, Braunton, Fremington and Landkey.

You can place your trust in the high standards of funeral services, care and facilities we provide, so speak to our team today. A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors is here to help you.

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.
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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.

Where to find us


28a Queen Street
Barnstaple EX32 8HQ

Directions and Parking

We are close to Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, just along from the bus station.

We have disabled parking at our funeral home and there are three car parks close by.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01271 342774 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

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

Rating 5.0
based on 6 reviews
Rating 5.0
Sarah and Alex provided us with the support and guidance we needed at such a difficult time. They listened to our requests and did their upmost to make them happen. We were made very welcome by all the members of the team at Barnstaple whenever we visited and they took very good care of my mom while she was with them. Sarah’s guidance and gentle hand on the day was much needed. We would highly recommend them.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
A G Simmonds gave me excellent service when my Mum passed away. They were helpful and sympathetic and definitely went that extra mile. The funeral went very smoothly and it was carried out professionally, respectfully and in a dignified manner. Sarah and Alex were always ready to answer my questions and nothing was too much trouble. I should like to thank them and the bearers for making everything so easy at this difficult time. I would definitely recommend A G Simmonds to anyone requiring such a good service in such an unhappy situation. Thank you so much.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose A G Simmonds & Sons to take care of your Mother and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
The whole funeral experience was handled with the right amount of sympathy and understanding - I found a kindred soul in Sarah, who was light hearted when I needed her to be - I cannot recommend A G Simmonds highly enough in their handling of my husband’s funeral.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
When my father died nearly six years ago he had in place a fully paid funeral plan with Dignity and A.G Simmonds looked after all the arrangements which took out most of the worry you get when someone close passes away.Therefore when my mother died at the end of april 2019 my family and i had no hesitation in asking A.G.Simmonds to take care of all the arrangements.
After contacting them initially we found that certain departments made mistakes which caused a lot more worry and heartache which we could have done without at this troubling time.However Sarah,who looked after us worked like a trojan to iron out these difficulties enabling us to meet the cremation deadlines which we thought would never meet.
I cannot thank all the staff concerned enough,Sarah herself took the service which everyone who attended thought it was a most memorable time and was more of a celebration(she was nearly 101).
I would not hesitate in recommending A.G.Simmonds as they really knowff the meaning of Dignity.
Geoff Adams on behalf of the family of my mother Mrs Ruth Maud Adams.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your very kind 5* star review and comments. We are pleased to hear that our staff looked after you and that you would have no hesitation in recommending us. If you wish to discuss the concerns you mention further, please contact our Client Relations Team who will be able to look into these for you on 0800 731 0655.
Rating 5.0
Very professional but also caring. Sarah was so helpful and understanding and she headed the service on her day off. Really warm caring and professional undertakers
Would recommend anyone to use there service. Also Sarah recommended a florist just a little way down the street which was a really nice florist the flowers were lovely. Many thanks to A G Simmonds and there team excellent service
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with A G Simmonds & Sons. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Perfect arrangements, undertaking and memorial ceremony with good AV. AGS literally went out of their way to help get documents signed and confirmed, Sarah's great and remembered the family etc. from a previous event. The one thing is I'd advise is to specify exactly how music and slides etc. are played as there is no possibility of a technical rehearsal. EG: I'd have preferred the entry and exit music louder and the slides to play continuously so they could all have been viewed a couple of times. I didn't really get this until the actual event. Also make it super clear who is doing what if you or your family want to do any readings.
Response from A G Simmonds & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the service you received from us. We appreciate your feed back in relation to the music and slides and will be sure to pass this onto the Management Team.
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