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Chester Racecourse

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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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Fun day at the races

Had a fab day at the races last Saturday for the ITC festival. Drinks are as you expect around £5 each. So much fun watching the racing and also checking out the horses in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Bebington, United Kingdom
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Shotton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

very disappointed organise a day out with my family only to be to be search and alcohol wine to be taken off us ??ended up spending £150 with vendor spend time queing for warm beer and bland wine ., very poor atmosphere hopefully they can sort this out should have been a great day but spoilt

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Bright and fresh looking race course with lots of areas which are clean tidy and well presented. Clean toilets even though there was lot of people using them. Variety of catering areas with a good select of world wide foods. Very close to the town centre for a meal or drinks afterwards.

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Chester R, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi, We're so glad to hear that you had a great experience at Chester Races, thank you for your positive feedback and hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Chester Racecourse More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Having made my first visit to Chester racecourse around 3 or 4 years ago now I must say that I were a little bit unsure about this visit. The change of rules regarding the bringing of drink into the Open Course enclosure gave me the impression that Chester Racecourse are out for one thing - making every last penny out... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family have been attending for many years and have used all of the various enclosures, Including part owning of racehorses in the past. Our visit last Saturday 18th of July was terrible. Queued to get in. Not big drinkers but it was a warm day. 30 mins for poor beer. Toilets filthy. We left after 3 races. This is... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is about the 6th year out of 8 we've been to Chester races, usually for one of the May meetings but this time July. Each year the county long room, as one of the prestigious facilities has gone downhill. From the poorly staffed bar facilities with extraordinarily priced champagne - cheapest £50 sparkling wine, and champagne that jumped in... More 

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Chester R, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi Dave, Thanks for getting in touch. Firstly, we would like to apologise if your recent raceday experience was a negative one. We would like to deal with your matter personally, please email enquiries@chester-races.com, we will then be able to forward your feedback directly to the correct teams. Thank you. Chester Racecourse More 

Kirkbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had the bbq in the village and the food was great....staff were attentive and nothing was too much trouble

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Chester R, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi Ann, We're so glad to hear that you had a lovely experience at Chester Races, thank you for your positive feedback and hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Chester Racecourse More 

Bebington, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a fab day at the races last Saturday for the ITC festival. Drinks are as you expect around £5 each. So much fun watching the racing and also checking out the horses in the parade ring in the paddock. We had tattersall tickets which also give you entry to the paddock which is great. Thoroughly enjoyed the day ☺

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Chester R, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi Donna, We're so glad to hear that you had a great experience at Chester Races, thank you for your lovely feedback and hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Chester Racecourse More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our day out at Chester races on Saturday 18th July. As a group of 10, we booked tickets for the County Long room. We arrived at approx 12.30, to get the day started with a couple of drinks before the 1st race. Brilliant atmosphere, not packed as previous reviewers are stating. Plenty of seats in the stand.... More 

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Chester R, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi, We're so glad to hear that you had a great experience at Chester Races, thank you for your lovely feedback and hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Chester Racecourse More 

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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I used to love going the races. But I will not be going anymore now you can not take own drink onto field. I could understand if they were banning drinking all together and in the stands but no you can still buy as much as you want in there! They said was due to trouble but most trouble comes... More 

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Chester
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9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Myself and 5 of my family had Long Room tickets for Saturday 11th July, not a cheap day out. (we buy these as my mother has a disability and there is less chance of her being knocked by others) The service at the bar was terrible, I missed two races queuing, the staff were inexperienced, slow and added to that... More 

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