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Address: The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1244 304600
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Description: Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the...
Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the first recorded race was held on February 9th 1539. We have 15 race days a year and host numerous other events throughout the year. The company is responsible for two racecourses and all catering and conference facilities at Bangor on Dee and Chester, along with an on course hotel and restaurant at the Chester site. The company also provide external catering services for third party events.
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Chester race course

We go every year in june always have a great time but this year we felt they let to many people in could not get near the bar had to wait ages to get served same to put a bet on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom
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Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We go every year in june always have a great time but this year we felt they let to many people in could not get near the bar had to wait ages to get served same to put a bet on ,shame has put us off going next year

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Do the same as my group(28) ...for the first time in 10 years we will not be going . Shame on course management to blame familys for yobs in suits who stay in chester well into the night. It is what it said on the tin a family funday . Let them know they are wrong don,t go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great course, great atmosphere. Staff are good and had a fab time. Don't be put off by the sour grapes reviews about banning bringing your own alcohol to the open course. If you're in the stands or happy to buy your drinks you'll be fine.

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Chester
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have coming to Chester racecourse for the last 15 years & we love our sunny days in the middle on the grass with a picnic. Now you have to pay £12 entrance fee plus you have to buy expensive warm drinks & queue for about 30 mins for them. We won't be going their ever again, this is day... More 

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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I visited the Racecourse recently with a group of friends on a stag do. We got tickets for the Open Course and took a few beers in each. Overall, we had a great time - good weather, food and drink available... just a shame the horses I bet on couldn't run a tad faster!

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cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I've lived in Chester now for 37 years and the past 15 years we've gone to both the stand and the open course (mostly the open course). we are personally really sad to see that Chester race course has now banned your own alcohol and food on the open course - sorry that's incorrect, you have to consume your own... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was my first trip to Chester races and we paid to go in the county stand but I really don't think it's worth the money. The bar area is nothing special and there's not enough tables and chairs for the amount of people they allow in there. Luckily it was a nice day so we sat outside but there... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The race course is extremely well laid out. The catering facilities are excellent although a bit pricey. very well attended and popular with local resdents and visitors alike.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went there for a hen day! It was brilliant- we took pimms and a picnic and got all dressed up and had a wonderful day. It all seemed very organised and all the staff were so friendly. I've heard the rumours that you won't be able to take alcohol anymore- and this is a shame and will greatly affect... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Brilliant day out, weather was perfect which helped. staff helpful, lovely area to walk around plenty of places to eat and drink.

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Address: The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1244 304600
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