Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors, Basingstoke

Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 41 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Basingstoke funeral home

At Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors in Basingstoke, we are committed to providing the highest standard of funeral care. Your well-being and the dignified treatment of your loved one are our primary concerns, along with providing a meaningful send off that meets your wishes. To arrange a funeral, speak to one of our team today.

Regardless of religion or personal beliefs, we can give your loved one a funeral to suit, tailoring the details so it is in accordance with your specific needs. We will also offer our full support, helping you at this difficult time with guidance and understanding.

Our team of funeral directors will be available when you need us and, having served the community of Basingstoke for more than 80 years, you can rest assured that we are a name to trust.

Our funeral home can be found on Seal Road, off New Road by Festival Place. We are honoured to serve the whole of our Hampshire town, along with the communities neighbouring Basingstoke, such as Hook, Oakley and Sherborne St John.

You can contact us 24 hours of the day and there will be somebody ready to listen. For a dignified funeral for your loved one, contact us today.

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

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1250
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £1250
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    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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  • Basingstoke Package

    Our Local Simple Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.
    Find out more
    From
    £1995
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.

    Basingstoke Package

    Our Local Simple Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.
    From
    £1995
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
  • 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £2400
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2400
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1529 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    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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Where to find us

Address

1 Seal Road
Basingstoke RG21 7NQ
GB

Directions and Parking

We are next to the Festival Place Shopping Centre (the Debenhams end), at the junction of Seal and New Road.

You can park for free at the rear of 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 01256 844663

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 41 reviews
Rating 5.0
They provided a very personal and supportive service, and the funeral itself was very smooth. The recommended minister was excellent.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 4.0
All staff came across very professional and competent. Several also had a good sense of humour which sometimes can be a comfort and a lift of heart in what is a sad time.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. It's so good to hear our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 4.0
Tori was very patient and helpful when arranging my late mother's funeral.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
All the staff were very caring and understanding,they had time for us never rushing us. A fabulous team that we are unable fault on anything.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you. Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Very good and professional service. Given the very difficult circumstances we were treated with the greatest respect and understanding. Thoroughly recommend their services
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Straightforward direct cremation: simple and stress-free
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 4.0
Excellent caring service from beginning to end. Clear compassionate communication that enabled us as a family to say goodbye to our mum with dignity and grace.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you. It has been a privilege to look after your Mother. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Laura at Alexandra & Dry made a very difficult time for me and my sister easier to cope with. She was kind and supportive and made sure the process of organising our Dad’s funeral as easy as it could be. She supported us leading up to the funeral and was at the funeral making sure everything went the way we wanted. Alexander & Dry were professional from the beginning of the process to the end.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
You very kindly looked after my 97 year old mother when she passed on in May 2010. You were all very kind and caring then and everything we asked to be done was carried out in the most professional and friendly manner.

I needed your help again in May this year when my dear husband passed on. And so it was - you were exceedingly kind and understanding of the requirements for him, and Jo and Laura guided me every step of the way. As it turned out, his funeral was perfect in every way (he was a nonbeliever) and you catered for him, and me and my daughter, so nicely.

Our communications and visits were spot on, and I do have to say at this point, how much I miss seeing you all and your friendliness, which meant so much to me and my last surviving child, Rosalind, during those sad weeks.

Many thanks again to all of you for looking after David. You did him, and us, proud. Bless you all.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Husband. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested. 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. Your feedback is valued and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
The help and service I received from the staff at Alexander & Dry was first class. My mother's funeral went smoothly without any problems. The staff were very friendly, sympathetic and helpful at all times, and I would highly recommend Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us and It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 4.0
We found Alexander and Dry Basingstoke to be kind compassionate and knowledgeable. They helped make a difficult time much more bearable under very difficult circumstances.
Response from Alexander & Dry 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. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
A very professional and dignified service. Everyone we dealt with were polite and helpful but Laura and Adam really made the whole funeral perfect
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. 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.
Rating 5.0
At a very sad time Alexander and Dry were very respectful, sympathetic and friendly. They gently guided us through the whole process and we’re always willing to help or offer advice. The funeral ran smoothly on the day and was exactly what we wanted.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult. 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
All I can say that what they done for myself and my brothers, helping with every detail what we wished for our mum was a true caring and professionally,they cared for everything we asked for.the staff who we was in contact with was so caring,and we had contact with Laura brown who was amazing thank you so much for your time your care,and most of all looking and caring for our mum.thank you and regards jason
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving feedback for the branch and highlighting a member of our team that has made a difference to your experience. It has been a privilege to take care of your Mother.
Rating 5.0
Friendly staff and really helpful with all arrangements, funeral was perfect.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Losing my wife was the worst moment of my life.
Everyone around me was sympathetic and those that had been in a similar situation had their own opinion as to whom I should use for the final arrangements.
I have been aware of Alexander and Dry for many years, having passed their offices regularly so I chose to trust them with my Wife.
When I spoke to one of your staff she asked if there was anything specific I wanted for the service.
Fortunately my wife and I had casually discussed our respective funerals over the years. Jo was able to make those ideas a reality. I was pleased at the level of control I had, the layout of the Order of service, the music and even the horse drawn carriage my late wife had dreamt of.
At every stage she was able to advise and assist without ever once sounding like a salesperson.
Obviously there is nothing I can offer by way of comparison, as this is the only time I have ever used a Funeral Director’s services but I can genuinely say that the service provided couldn’t have been bettered.
Thank you.
Response from Alexander & Dry Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. 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. 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
I couldn't have asked for better service. Laura was lovely, so helpful & easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend Alexander & Dry.
Response from Alexander & Dry 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
At what was an extremely upsetting time, all the staff were very professional, caring and sympathetic. They took all the stress of arranging a funeral from us and made the process so much easier than I expected. I can't thank them enough. I was so grateful that I have requested Alexander & Dry at Basingstoke to be my nominated funeral director on my own funeral plan. Thank you to all the staff.
Response from Alexander & Dry 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
Like most people l was dreading having to make the arrangements for my late fathers funeral, but thanks to the understanding and professionalism of everyone it was not hard as l expected. I cannot thank Laura enough for her help in explaining everything, pointing out all of the choices, explaining the options and supplying tissues. My fathers funeral was exactly what l (and he ) wanted, right down to the simple but beautiful flowers. Thank you once again, Paula Phillips.
Response from Alexander & Dry 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. 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.
Rating 5.0
Following my Mother's death, Alexander & Dry were exceptional in the way they assisted and advised us during the organisation of the funeral service.
Laura was especially helpful and compassionate in the way she guided us through the process and even delivered various sample order of service sheets to my Father when he could not get out of the house.
During the service itself, Ryan and his team were extremely dignified and correct and ensured the service went so smoothly which helped the family on the day.
All in all, I would like to thank all of the team at Alexander and Dry for the professional way they set up the service and carried it out in a very dignified way.
Thank you
Response from Alexander & Dry 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 good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
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