A V Ridout Funeral Service

A V Ridout Funeral Service is situated on Lymington Road, we are the longest established funeral directors in Highcliffe-on-Sea.

We offer complete support for families at their hardest time.

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans you have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


414, Lymington Road, Christchurch, England, BH23 5HE, United Kingdom.

27 reviews on Google



Rating: 4.9 from 27 reviews View on Google Maps

Louise Seaward

5 months ago

Caroline was excellent and a massive support to me and my brother at a very sad time. She was attentive and ensured that the funeral ran smoothly and took care of mum's repatriation from Scotland seamlessly. I would highly recommend her and AV Ridout to anyone who needs a funeral service and Caroline is an absolute credit to the team!

Kevin Wells

5 months ago

Caroline done an absolutely fantastic job for my Aunties funeral. She was very professional from start to finish and went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. Caroline is such a credit to the company and we as a family can not thank her enough for what she did. I would highly reccomend Caroline and this company to anyone.

Sally Tate

5 years ago

Sandra is a kind and compassionate person who really listens and does her best to help in difficult times. Without her, this whole process would have been more stressful, worrying and confusing. It was very important for us to find the right person, somebody we liked and could trust in difficult times, and Sandra was certainly the right choice. Our loved one was always treated with respect and as a family we felt that we were given the space, time and quietness to say goodbye properly.

Sam Doyle

4 years ago

I couldn't praise the service we had from Sandra highly enough. I felt completely supported by her in every way and was confident that everything was being dealt with in the most professional and competent way. I would highly recommend the company to handle a difficult time with respect and dignity.

Sarah Carter

a year ago

Caroline made my beloved fathers funeral so special. No detail was too small, she arranged everything exactly as I wanted and my father had the send off that he truly deserved. I can’t thank her enough for making such a difficult time so much easier.