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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 pre-paid funeral allows you to plan ahead, taking away some of the burden from your loved ones at a difficult time, whilst paying the costs of the funeral in advance at today’s prices.

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

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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

  • Excellent care and help at such a difficult time.  Appreciated continued contact throughout.
    The Butler Family
  • Muriel was very kind and understanding for both my parents’ funerals with you. James was a lovely man – he made the day very special for us all.
    Mrs West
  • We were very happy with the funeral arrangements and will be recommending Walkers to friends and family.  Thank you.
    Mr Smart
  • I and my brother do appreciate your helpful support following the passing of our beloved mother in 2009 and father now.
    Mr Birch
  • Everyone we met made us feel at ease and were very respectful.  Thank you for making such a sad time have happy memories.
    The Wells Family
  • I would never have managed to get through this time without Claudine.
    Mrs Whittall
  • My Father died 2.5 years earlier, so I dealt with Alison again (by choice) and essentially duplicated his funeral for Mum.  Many thanks!
    Mrs Apsimen
  • Cannot fault Walkers in anything.  Very friendly and caring staff.  The funeral day was very dignified and personal.  Everything was done in a caring manner.
    The Norris Family
  • All your staff are the best – helpful and very good.  Claire is very good, thank you.
    Mr Young
  • We very much appreciated the care and service provided.  Many thanks.
    Mrs Laing