Family run funeral directors in Newbury, Berkshire


In order to safeguard our staff, clients and others, during the current pandemic period we shall be accepting visitors to our premises by prior appointment only. All funeral consultations will be conducted over the telephone as far as possible. Our phone lines will continue to be manned 24 hours a day, every day.

Established over 60 years ago, and as a member of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, we can provide you with the service you need at a difficult time.

Finance solutions available through Funeral Safe, please contact us for details or click below.

Rely on us for:

  • Personal and friendly services
  • Free initial consultation
  • No deposit required (terms and conditions apply)
  • Affordable, bespoke services
  • Home visits within West Berkshire and surrounding areas
  • 24 hour service

Family run

If you’re struggling with arranging a funeral for a loved one, R.C. Smallbone Funeral Directors are here to make the process as straightforward as possible.

As a small and friendly family company we’re on hand to advise you and provide our quality services from beginning to end.

Pre- paid funeral plans

Our personal services include pre-paid funeral plans with the Golden Charter organisation, as well as free consultations with no deposit required (terms and conditions apply).

Take a look at our services page to find out more about what we can do for you.

Contact us today

R.C. Smallbone Funeral Directors can provide a personal and friendly service for you.

Call us on 01635 40536 to use our services or find out more about what to do when planning a funeral.

At R C Smallbone we understand that the funeral is the beginning of your future journey. We want to continue to support you as you embark upon this journey and are therefore very proud to announce that we are partners with SAIF Care. SAIF Care is a service offered by funeral homes that are members of The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). SAIF Care provides a range of services to bereaved people, over the age of 18, including:

  • A freephone telephone helpline 0800 917 7224
  • Email support and information Up to six free sessions of supportive counselling by
    telephone, skype or face to face in your local area.
  • SAIF Care services are offered by friendly staff who are trained in counselling and bereavement skills and who will be able to listen and support you. SAIF Care Associate Counsellors are highly skilled and qualified. They will be able to help you to understand your experience of grief, develop self-care, coping strategies and support you to deal with the challenges you may be facing.
    SAIF Care services are available Monday– Friday, from 9am–9pm, SAIF Care is confidential and free of charge to people who have
    used the services of R C Smallbone.

    For more information please contact us or call:
    SAIF Care on: 0800 917 7224

    What our clients have to say

    “I would like to take this opportunity to thank both you and Neale for the sensitive and compassionate nature you conducted yourselves during this difficult time for us. The quality of the service provided eased our suffering. Everyone who attended my wife’s funeral had nothing but praise for the service at the crematorium and printed service cards.”
    “Thank you for your help and support in dealing with the arrangements and for Neale’s kindness in what was a difficult situation”
    “On behalf of my family and friends I would like to send a huge thank you to Neale and everyone at R.C. Smallbone for all your support, kindness and fantastic service you have provided for dad’s funeral yesterday and over the past couple of weeks. You have made this difficult time a lot easier for us and I will always remember dad’s goodbye with the professional and personal touch that you have provided.”
    “I am writing to express my sincere thanks to you and the rest of the team at R.C. Smallbone for you continued professionalism and compassion…The service we have received from you and your colleagues has been very significant in reducing the emotional burden during what was always going to be a distressing time.”


    37 Pound Street
    RG14 6AE

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