B Matthews Funeral Directors

A part of Southampton’s landscape since 1959, B Matthews was established by Bernard Matthews to provide a sympathetic and dignified service with a local touch.

Over the years we have maintained the same commitment to traditional values, combined with consideration and respect for our customers wishes.

Our Funeral Plans

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

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
  • 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


Shirley Road, Southampton, England, United Kingdom.

22 reviews on Google

Park Gate

7, Middle Road, Southampton, England, SO31 7GH, United Kingdom.

27 reviews on Google


146, Portsmouth Road, Southampton, England, SO19 9BG, United Kingdom.

62 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 22 reviews View on Google Maps

Martin Barnes

8 months ago

I was thrown into the unknown when my Dad passed suddenly and unexpectedly, we didn't know who to go with but went with B Matthews because they were local. I can honestly say both mum and myself are so pleased we did. We had a home visit with Sam who was kind, considerate, understanding, respectful and very helpful especially when it came to picking someone to do the service that would meet our requirements. The service was perfect and the limousines used were lovely and the drivers were again very considerate and respectful. From start to finish nothing was to much trouble for Sam, she was a great help for us and made such a difficult time just a little bit easier knowing my dad was very well looked after. A very professional team of people and I would recommend B Matthews with no hesitation.

Joanne Mayhew

6 months ago

My sister and I were so impressed with the professional and compassionate service, advice and support that we received from Gill and Neil at B Matthews in Woolston for our father's funeral. Their attention to detail was impeccable, and they relieved so much stress from us at what was a very difficult and emotional time. We cannot thank them enough and highly recommend B Matthews Funeral Directors.

Hayley Webb

a year ago

Sam at B Matthews in Shirley was fantastic from start to finish. She has been kind, caring, helpful & polite, Sam organised our mums funeral, she listened to us & helped us choose what we wanted whilst making sure we got what mum would have liked. Even after the service, Sam made time for me to go there & helped me with ordering my ashes into glass ring, she went above & beyond from the moment we met her. All of the people we met throughout this time, including the drivers of the limos were absolutely brilliant & I would definitely recommend Sam & B Matthews to people in what is the hardest time of their lives.

Maureen Babey

3 months ago

We met with Sam at the Shirley Southampton branch , Sam talked through everything with us and then made all the arrangements taking the stress out of a very difficult and sad time. We can’t thank Sam and all the members of staff enough for all their help and for being so professional and kind

Dave Humby

a year ago

It was my first time I have had to arrange a Funeral and it was my Mother's Funeral I had to organise. I chose B. Matthews in Shirley as my mother had B. Matthews to take care of her mother & father's Funeral plans some years ago. As soon as I had a meeting with Sam she made me feel at ease straight away with her sympathy and compassion. Sam kept me in the loop with everything with her excellent communication skills. Every time Sam contacted me about my mother's funeral organisation, she was very caring, supportive and very professional throughout. On the day of the funeral B. Matthews arrived at the Church where my mother wanted to go from to the crematorium. Right from the Church to the Crematorium they managed the whole process throughout with respect and dignity. Even the day after the funeral Sam called me to see how things were. I can't thank and praise B. Matthews enough for their first-class service.

Park Gate

Rating: 5 from 27 reviews View on Google Maps

Hannah Davolls

2 months ago

B Matthews helped us when my father passed away in November. The team, in particular Charley, were all incredibly kind and professional during the whole process and made us feel like Dad was in good hands whilst we made the appropriate preparations. I can’t thank the team enough for making what is an incredibly sad and difficult time easier to organise

Jeanette Walker

6 months ago

Charley was marvellous, she made the whole thing as easy as possible. I feel she really went the extra mile to make sure everything was as me and my family wanted it. She really gave it the personal touch and was absolutely lovely about everything. Thank you Charley.

Steve Roberts

11 months ago

Jane Roberts posting - We recently needed to use the services of Lisa and her Team at the Park Gate office following the sudden death of my husband, Steve. From start to finish Lisa made me feel less panicky, calmer and assured me that she would look after Steve for me until his funeral. This she did. On the day of the funeral Neil and his Team made sure Steve had a seamless send off and looked after all of us with great care and consideration. All in all Lisa and her Team helped to make everything just that little bit more bearable, for which I will be forever grateful. I wouldn't hesitate to go to her again, if needed, and would highly recommend Lisa and her Team to anyone that might need some kind and caring assistance at a difficult time.

Mr W

a year ago

Lisa at B Matthews arranged both my Mum and Dad's funerals in quick succession. She guided us through the process from start to finish on both occasions making the task more manageable during a very difficult time. Lisa recommended Charlie Keene for the funeral officiant and he gave my parents the send off they deserved, don't underestimate the difference a quality officiant makes to a funeral. Thank you to Lisa, Neil and the whole team.

Dennis Mason

5 months ago

Can’t speak highly enough of the way Charley dealt with me from the minute I entered the premises . It made the whole process easy and stress free bearing in mind I travelled down from Scotland to make the arrangements it was an absolute pleasure to deal with before during and after the arrangements


Rating: 5 from 62 reviews View on Google Maps

Adrian Mori

a month ago

Gill and the team at B Matthews in Woolston were very professional, caring & understanding when arranging my mum's funeral. Gill listened to my wishes and helped me with a very fitting send off. Gill had great attention to detail and all the arrangements were checked and confirmed. This is the second time I have used the services of B Matthews in Woolston and I would highly recommend this funeral director.

Loraine Wardlaw

a year ago

My family and I were extremely impressed with the excellent service we received from B Matthews in Woolston. Gill and Lee were very professional, caring & understanding when arranging our beloved Dad’s funeral. They listened sensitively and attentively to our wishes and helped us to provide a service which was very fitting to dad’s long life. Because of family circumstances we had just 10 days to organise everything. Gill and Lee were very mindful of this and everything was swiftly put in place to deliver a good ‘send off’ for our 96 year old dad. We would highly recommend this funeral director.

Andrew Halladay

a month ago

When we lose a loved one, it can be a difficult time. I recently lost my Father. The service I got from Gill & her team was first class. Professional, sympathetic & caring is how I would describe the way in which I was guided through every step in the process. I have no hesitation in recommending B Matthews should you find yourself in this situation. Thank you.

Jo Vincent

8 months ago

I cannot recommend the amazing care, support and professionalism enough. Gill looked after us so well, Neil and the team were incredible and Sonja Gundry our celebrant was awesome. Thank you all so very much from the bottom of our hearts. My mum would have loved every moment ❤️

Stafford Hamilton

9 months ago

We used B Matthews for our father’s funeral today, the service provided was impeccable; everyone we spoke to was kind and understanding, they really listened and understood our vision perfectly. Friendly and compassionate service at a difficult time. Would highly recommend.