Roberts & Brain Funeral Directors, Smethwick
About our Smethwick funeral home
Losing a loved one is never easy. We want to make sure you have the option and flexibility to say farewell to your loved one, just the way you would want to.
Having helped local families in their time of need for more than 90 years now, we are proud to say that we can fulfil all your requests, no matter how big or small, with dignity and care.
Whether you would prefer a humanist funeral, a religious funeral like those preferred by our Christian, Muslim, Sikh and Hindu families or even a contemporary funeral like a woodland burial, the choice is yours.
We are here for you, so that you can focus on what is important to you. Trust us to take care of all the arrangements, while you take care of yourself and your family.
Our seven chapel of rests are available to you should you wish to spend time with your loved one before the day of the funeral, which is accessible even outside of normal work hours, on request.
We are always available to call, day or night. So do not hesitate to get in touch, whether it is for advice, help or just someone to talk to.
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
Funeral Services with distinction
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.
Our funeral services
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 and Additional Options Price List.
The Unattended FuneralWe 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
The Unattended FuneralWe 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.
The Attended FuneralA 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
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£1,995plus £1,138 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,138 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is parking available at the rear of our funeral home and on surrounding streets.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more
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
Dealing with something like this is very emotionally stressful but the way the whole process was handled took a lot of that stress away and gave us the opportunity to give my mother the best send off we could.
On the day of the funeral a big thank you to Gary the funeral director for his part in keeping everything calm and relaxed, and also for wearing a pink tie!
They both supported me with all aspects of the arrangements which made me feel that everything would go smoothly on the day and it did
I would also like to mention the funeral director on the day and thank him for his support explaining everything very clearly and helped put me at ease
The whole family were very happy with the service we received from Roberts and Brains who we have used previously and will continue to use in the future
A huge thank you to all who were involved.
John & Margaret Marchant
The service was seamless and the day of the Funeral was conducted in a very thoughtful, dignified and respectful manner.
We were delighted.