John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors, Heworth

Our Heworth 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.
John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors in Heworth, Gateshead
BASED ON 7 reviews
Rating 5.0
John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors in Heworth, Gateshead

About our Heworth funeral home

John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors have been serving the local community around Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, for decades. We provide consistently high standards of funeral care, services and facilities, assisting families with kindness and compassion.

Our funeral home in Heworth was opened in 1914, and is easily accessible from the nearby area, including Pelaw, Wardley and Felling.

Funeral directing runs in the family, and generations of knowledge and expertise has been passed down since our establishment. To this day we strive to help every family in any way we can, working closely with each one to ensure the funeral service is just as it should be.

We are here to support you through your time of need. As Dignity funeral directors, we are a professional team that you can rely on. Call us 24 hours a day on 0191 438 6950.

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


80 The Drive
Gateshead NE10 0PL

Directions and Parking

We are located at the bottom of The Drive, near the Heworth Metro Station and The Swan Pub.

There is parking at the front of our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 0191 438 6950 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

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Reviews for John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors in Gateshead

Rating 5.0
based on 7 reviews
Rating 5.0
My sister and I flew from overseas to farewell our mother who passed away recently. She had a funeral plan already organised with John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors. We were fortunate to have Lorraine as our funeral director. Lorraine did the most amazing job at making my younger sister and I feel extremely cared for, welcome and reassured every step of the way in a country that was quite foreign to us!

Nothing was too much trouble and went the extra mile in organising and making sure that our mothers wishes were honored. Lorraine had a very warm caring personality supporting us every step of the way. The service (amidst the Covid-19 pandemic) was nothing short of what we could have wanted even within these circumstances and the speech given at our mothers interment ceremony was both heartfelt and demonstrated that she had really connected with us all.

We can not speak highly enough of Lorraine and her professionalism. A lady we will always remember for making what was a very hard time that much easier. Thank you again for everything.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased from start to finish with the funeral arrangements. The staff helped us greatly as we had not done a funeral before. There wasn't anything they couldn't of helped us with to make the funeral day go as smoothly as possible. They were just a phone call away had we needed anything to ask. Thank you so much
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one and pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our staff to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
My mother had a Funeral Plan but I didn't know what she had arranged. The Funeral Director contacted their office & got the details. Planning the type of service & a poem was straight forward. The eulogy was done by e mail giving us the time we needed to tell our mothers story. I was given time to decide on the music & when Lorraine phoned to ask if I had thought about it she had already a good idea of what I had in mind. The staff at our local Tesco Direct made a collection & presented us with their flower tribute & the staff on duty stood on parade at the front of the store as the funeral cars left from the street. After the service we were given a Rose from the Tribute, a lovely gesture. A memory book that arrived by post was another lovely gesture. There was no negative comments after the funeral & people agreed that it all went well. I can honestly say that the funeral was professional & respectfully done.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for John Bardgett & Sons. I am pleased that the team looked after you so well and that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service received at such a sad and difficult time. We couldn't have wished for a better funeral which celebrated my Dad's life and love for life. The service we received as a family, from the initial telephone call, to meeting our Funeral Director, Louise (who was amazing), the lead up to, during and after the funeral service was constantly friendly, caring, professional and dignified. Everyone we spoke to who attended the funeral commented what a wonderful send off Dad had. Thank you so much for helping celebrate his life and making this difficult time so much easier to deal with.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
I had help advice and support at every stage. The funeral was carried out exactly as I wanted. My wishes were accommodated really well. On the day the funeral director helped me at every stage. I knew what was going to happen so nothing came as a shock when it happened. I would recommend Bardgett to anyone. I just wish I wasn’t in that situation.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
The service we were given was exceptional there were no problems and everything ran smoothly,
The care we were given by Lorraine was greatly appreciated
We would highly recommended your company
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
The service provided was absolutely brilliant.
sorry I cannot name the lady concerned but she was wonderful. although a very difficult time for our whole family she helped and guided us through everything.
a truly wonderful person and I cannot praise her highly enough.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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