John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors, Newcastle

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £2,495, our Newcastle Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 77 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Newcastle funeral home

John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors were established in 1914. We are proud to have served many of the local families in Newcastle upon Tyne for over a century.

Our funeral home at Oakwood House is easy to reach from the surrounding areas, including from Fenham, Arthur's Hill and Elswick.
We are well equipped to provide the highest standards of funeral care, with four private chapels of rest, and a service chapel which can seat up to 30 people.

We are here to help make things a little bit easier during this difficult time. As professional funeral directors, we are here to advise, guide and support you, helping to put arrangements in place on your behalf.

You can reach us at any time that suits you on 0191 273 9292. We will never be more than a phone call away.

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.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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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  • 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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    From
    £2,495
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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
    £2,495
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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

Oakwood House
571 Westgate Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 9PQ
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on the Westgate Road, adjacent to the Beacon Centre at the top of Wingrove Road.

There is car parking available at the funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 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 0191 273 9292

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 77 reviews
Rating 5.0
The service provided by yourselves was excellent and very careing throughout the whole process. Lorraine my main contact was outstanding. It felt I had a protective arm around me the whole time. I appreciate there are other people behind the scene doing sterling work but my interaction was via Lorraine.
The celebrant arranged by yourselves was also very good. It was a beautiful service helped I’m sure by the support provided.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons 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
Many thanks to Mark for his caring and professional manner throughout ( even when I asked such stupid questions!)
From the initial contact through to the funeral itself, the process went smoothly and without any issues which was a huge help in our time of grief. Thank you to everyone we dealt with at Bardgetts.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Our funeral director worked hard to ensure my mother’s funeral happened exactly when we wanted it to, despite the short notice. Everything was done in a very professional way and timings were excellent.
This is the second time we’ve used Bardgett and Sons and I would certainly recommend them.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction and happy that we provided a professional service to you. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
The family couldn’t have asked for more. Lorraine at John Bardgett helped us through the planning of the funeral ( there was no plan left in place by my mother ). The days leading up to the funeral were made so easy for us and on the day Lorraine was exceptional. She also helped with the scattering of ashes and read a poem.
Thanks so much John Bardgett. Excellent company.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons 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
Following a very unexpected bereavement we contacted Bardgett & Sons on the recommendation of my mother's Dignity Funeral Plan.
From the beginning they were welcoming, considerate, professional and helpful.
Our funeral director was calm and supportive in the face of two bank holidays, a delayed death certificate, our family contracting Covid and going into isolation and the fact that we were unable to contact the Minister, who had moved then gone on holiday.
Her calm advice and support made all the difference and we would not hesitate to recommend them.
Many thanks. You made all the difference.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving feedback online for branch. 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
Lorraine was my funeral director and she made the whole process as easy as it can be under the circumstances. At all times she would phone me with updates on the process and check if everything was ok both with the process and my personal circumstances.
The flowers were lovely and she did everything possible to make sure it went as smooth as possible it looked a classy funeral and Dad would have been proud. The speaker Tracey spoke beautifully and the speech was moving and funny.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Our funeral director Lorraine gave a kind,compassionate, professional and very personal service for my father’s funeral. We couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons 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
Excellent and professional service ... helpful and personable staff who guided us through the process. Nothing was too much trouble.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service our family received was excellent. We felt reassured from the start that we were getting 100% professional care and felt confident that they would take great care of our Mam. We were updated every step of the way and we’re offered support before and after the funeral.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
Thanks for the help and support though this time. Excellent service
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Lorraine was amazing. What a wonderful, kind and compassionate woman she is. She was so supportive through the whole process. In fact all of the staff were wonderful. I cannot fault anything about the service that was provided and would definitely recommend John Bardgett as a company.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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. 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 found all of the staff caring and compassionate during the arrangements and delivery of our fathers funeral. The arrangements were perfect and Mark ensured that our celebrant Sarah was a perfect match to our family and captured our Dads character perfectly. Thanks to Mark and all of the team.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons 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
My step-father died in July 2021 and I had to arrange the funeral service. My contact, at John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors of Westgate Road Newcastle, was Lorraine and she was great. From the start, she was kind, amenable and professional. She helped my mother and I find a path through the necessary decisions at a difficult time and accompanied us throughout the process in a very supportive and discreet way. She had a very caring, personal touch and we felt very comfortable with her. We are truly appreciative of this and can genuinely recommend this firm because of our experience with Lorraine. Thank you.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you. 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 this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Could not have asked for anymore that Louise gave us

The whole funeral from start to end was very nice and caring

We can’t thank you all x
Response from John Bardgett & Sons 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. 
Rating 5.0
Right from my first visit when I met Mark the Funeral Director I felt at ease and confident in his advice and suggestions.no matter how many times I pestered with questions he answered them with great calmness and kindness.
I was really anxious about my Mums funeral but he re-assured me all would be well and it was. All the staff from John Bardgett especially those present on the day showed my Mum great respect which gave all the family comfort.
I also want to thank Natalie who was very patient with me over the order of service.
I have no hesitation in recommending John Bardgett to anyone who needs these services.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. 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.
Rating 5.0
Lorraine and Ian were so sympathetic and respectful to our needs. Nothing was too much and they really helped us at such a difficult time. I cannot extend enough gratitude to them.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Very professional service - guided every step of the way. Attention to detail second to none and great pastoral care throughout.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
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, Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
The level of professionalism, kindness, respect and sympathy from everyone at Bardgett's was stellar. I will always owe a huge debt of gratitude to Lorraine in particular for her sterling work, care and attention.
The funeral was swift, stylish and throughout we all felt completely looked after. Everything was exactly right.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors. I am glad that our team looked after you and the family well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
1st class service. They were very understanding and compassionate and did everything they said they were going to do.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us.
Rating 5.0
My mother's funeral was arranged perfectly by Sam at Bardgett's with dignity and respect and everything was perfect on the day from the flowers to the music. Even the drivers were kind and considerate. On the day Sam stayed throughout the service to make sure everything went smoothly which it did. The Order of Service was really well laid out so great to keep as a memento. I would highly recommend John Bardgett & Sons to provide a fitting memorial for your loved one at a very reasonable cost.
Response from John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself.
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