Family Run Funeral Directors

Independent Hampshire Funeral Directors Since 1856

Based in Fareham and with offices in TitchfieldPark GateEastleigh and Botley, we are dedicated to serving the local community in their times of need.

Throughout our long history, we have built a reputation as one of the most respected funeral directors in Hampshire. If you require a funeral director in Fareham, Southampton or the surrounding area, our trusted team can help.

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Over 100 Testimonials and Reviews

From my first phone call to the completion of the funeral the staff at A H Freemantle gave outstanding service. They were professional and compassionate, taking time to listen to our requests and discuss the options. They made a difficult time easier and I knew I could trust them absolutely with the arrangements.


James and his team were extremely kind, thoughtful ad professional. As a family we appreciated the help and advice that was given.


Having had experience with this company earlier in the year they were the natural choice when my wife died. Clair was absolutely brilliant from the initial enquiry and compassionately and clearly explained the whole process. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole range of options clearly laid out and explained. We really didn’t have to do anything ourselves. I would gladly recommend when the the time comes to anyone else.


I would like to thank both James and Jane for the courtesy and respect shown to me and my family. They appreciated the tragic circumstances and were able to guide us gently through the Church service and subsequent committal at Wessex. You were as a company stars that day, showing us the way.

Brian Stoker

Although my review is simplistic it comes from the heart. Without A H Freemantle's Park Gate & Titchfield offices I could never have got through what was and always will be my darkest hour. Thank you for looking after my beautiful mother, Gwen. Special thanks to Jane and Dawn. And thank you Jane for recommending the wonderful Rev. Boggust. My brothers, sister, and myself will always remember the kindness, respect, and compassion shown by all at A H Freemantle.

Eleanor Campbell-Loveday

I can’t praise Claire at the Botley branch enough, who looked after my husband’s funeral. She was very professional, but more than that she was kind, caring, and nothing was too much trouble. Going above and beyond, which made this very difficult time so much more bearable for my family and I.

Nicola Abbott

James and the team really are who you need by your side when you are facing your most challenging times in life. I've been in need of the services of A H Freemantle twice in a year having lost both my mother and father. Honestly I couldn't recommend them enough, at such a challenging time they really did do everything to make it as bearable as possible. I can not recommend James and the team enough, they were truly incredible from start to finish.


James was incredibly understanding and dealt with a difficult situation with care and attention. Nothing was too much trouble.

Tim Quinlan

Extremely kind & considerate. Very professional. I felt supported throughout a very difficult process. Jane was fantastic, sensitive and caring and made me feel that she truly understood and cared about us all.

Jill Spence

Sarah's kindness, genuine warmth, understanding of the personal character of how people say goodbye to a loved one, and inclusive approach, together with her knowledge and professionalism made me feel 'held' throughout the process of organising and being at my mum's funeral. It made such a difference at a difficult time. Highly recommend this company to anyone.


James and the team at A H Freemantle did the most fantastic job for us when my brother died suddenly and unexpectedly. They were very clear about the things I had to make a decision on - not there and then but in my own time - but they also completely took over and seamlessly managed all those other things that have to be booked and paid for. They also gave me great advice about how to handle the things I needed to handle. They contributed hugely to giving my brother the send off that he deserved and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend A H Freemantle to anyone else when that time comes and you need a funeral director.

Kevin Briscoe

Why Choose A. H. Freemantle For Your Funeral Needs?

Funerals in Hampshire

Arranging a funeral or memorial service in Hampshire can be complex. The service must balance factors such as religious and non-religious beliefs, emotional needs, financial realities and practical matters. We can help guide those in Fareham, Southampton and the surrounding area through the process.

Burial Funerals

If you choose a funeral based around a burial, the funeral service itself will normally take place in a local church or cemetery chapel, before a committal by the graveside but there are alternatives if the service is to be non-religious. Please speak to us if you would like further information about other possibilities.

Cremation Funerals

Some people prefer to have the entire funeral service conducted at the crematorium, while others would rather have a service elsewhere either before or after the cremation. We can work with you to design a funeral service that best suits your needs and wishes, whatever they may be.


Your impression of the quality and value of our services is very important to us. We respectfully ask for your assistance in evaluating the services we provided, as this will enable us to provide the best possible care to others who turn to us in their time of need.

Understanding Your Grief

At A. H. Freemantle, we understand that all grieving processes come differently to those around us.

We understand the importance of family and what it is like for a loved one to pass. If you are feeling lost and don’t know what to do next, get in touch to talk about how we can help you.

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Whether you would simply like advice or an undertaker to administer all the arrangements on your behalf, at A. H. Freemantle we have the experience and expertise to guide you through this difficult time.

Get in touch with either our FarehamPark GateBotley or Eastleigh funeral homes to discuss your options and funeral services we may be able to offer.

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