Welcome to the Good Funeral Guide

The Good Funeral Guide is your trusted, independent, not-for-profit information resource for funeral advice.

We are here to help you arrange the funeral you want.

The Good Funeral Guide will help you

  • if you are arranging a funeral for someone now
  • get ready for your own funeral

We’ll show you how to

  • make good choices
  • get best value for money
  • find the best suppliers of services and merchandise
  • create a funeral you’re proud of

 We know who the good guys are

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Please note – the only companies entitled to claim that they are recommended by The Good Funeral Guide are those funeral directors who have been accredited by us and who are listed here.

It has come to our notice that a natural burial ground in Surrey is claiming on their website to be recommended by The Good Funeral Guide. 

Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground was recommended by the GFG in 2014, as its website testifies. This recommendation was not renewed in 2015 or 2016. For the avoidance of doubt, Clandon Wood is now emphatically NOT recommended by the Good Funeral Guide. It also no longer holds the title Cemetery of the Year. 


Arranging a funeral now? Before you do anything else:

  • A bad funeral cannot be fixed. So read, print and give a copy of this to everyone involved: First Things First
  • Check out: Your legal rights and responsibilities
  • Shop around. Think twice before using a Co-operative Funeralcare or Dignity PLC funeral director. They cost more than we think they should.

We’re here for you, not them

We’re the consumer group that stands clear of the funeral industry. That’s what makes us different. 

We earn no money from advertising or commissions. We’re not in a commercial relationship with anybody. We’re skint and proud of it.

That’s why you can trust us. We are free to say exactly what we think – and we do.

Find out more about what the Good Funeral Guide does and doesn’t do here: What we don’t do

 The GFG Prepaid Funeral Plan

 In partnership with Open Prepaid Funeral Plans Ltd we now offer our own prepaid funeral plan. It is radically innovative and offers unrivalled empowerment and value for money to people wanting to ringfence money for their funeral.

Find out more about the GFGPlan here.