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Why Choose A.B. Walker

We will help you plan a professional, respectful and appropriate funeral service with guidance on traditional and modern options, resulting in the bespoke and personal funeral of your choice.

We have the heritage, innovation and local integration that makes us unique in the area - we work hard to ensure we have the knowledge, flexibility and resources to deliver the best service at a fair price to all members of the community.

A.B. Walker is an independent fifth generation family business, serving Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas since 1826. There are three working members of the Walker family supported by over fifty trusted and fully trained staff.

Our fully equipped offices are in Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, Henley-on-Thames, Thatcham, Caversham and Maidenhead.

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Planning Ahead

A funeral plan will take away some of the emotional and financial burden from your loved ones. We guide your surviving family and friends according to your plan, working with Golden Charter, one of the UK's leading plan providers who secure your funds until the funeral is required. 

A.B. Walker are leading partners of Golden Charter who are the UKs largest funeral plan company that is owned by a group of like-minded independent funeral directors.

Importantly, the funds are independently and securely held by the Golden Charter Trust.

Golden Charter Funeral Plan

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have created a list of the most commonly asked questions for you to take a look at. Click on the link below to get started.

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Aftercare

Our service does not end with the funeral.
A.B. Walker leads in the provision of providing bereavement support to the community we serve.

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Monumental Masonry

A memorial is a permanent symbol of remembrance and a traditional way of paying tribute to a relative or friend.

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Donate, buy flowers or find out about a funeral – type the name of the deceased.

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Bespoke funeral costs

We aim to offer a fair and highly competitive funeral pricing structure.

We offer fully bespoke funerals which are priced accordingly and we always provide a fully itemised estimate of all charges.

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Simple Classic service costs

An alternative to our Direct Cremation is the Simple Classic service.

Funeral costs consist of the Funeral Director fees and those disbursement fees paid on your behalf such as crematorium and doctors' fees.

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Direct Cremation service

We are committed to ensure that funerals are offered with real choice and have created our Direct Cremation for those that would like a very simplified funeral with no attendance.

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Customer Reviews

  • I was delighted with the service and care we received from A B Walker - am full of praise
    Porter Family
  • Excellent from first contact. Shelley was exceptionally helpful and Tony and his team were superb on the day. 
    Mr Watts
  • Very professional from start to finish well done
    Mr Turner
  • Everything from start to finish went very smoothly. Thank you 
    Mrs Hope Currie
  • I would like to thank you all for the help and advice. I received the best service from Tina and all the staff.
    Mrs Harrington
  • All the staff made an extremely sad and difficult time easy.
    Mrs Lloyd
  • Excellent service from all members of staff
    Mrs Gill
  • Muriel is excellent at her job and made us feel special. Everything went perfect
    Mrs Clark
  • Pam was lovely and dealt with all our needs and was always at the end of the phone. Thank you for all your help
    Hussey family
  • On entering the reception you are made very welcome which made you feel relaxed
    Mrs Ashby