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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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Busy May Festival

Very busy during the May festival. Lots of young enjoying lots of champagne. Facilities good but not much seating!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
FrancesBlodwyn
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely venue with full view of the race course. Staff are fab, food is good. We have as yet never been disappointed.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've been going to Chester Races for years because it's fabulous. Unfortunately over the past few years its turned into an overpriced shadow of it's former self. The entrance prices are extortionate to say the least with facilities that are not up to scratch for the modern punter. Not enough seats is a prime example. A few years ago they... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very busy during the May festival. Lots of young enjoying lots of champagne. Facilities good but not much seating!

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

we went to the first meeting of the season, gold-cup day, and thoroughly enjoyed our day. we had booked the tattersall stand well in advance as we had no idea which area we should go to and although we thoroughly enjoyed this stand we really missed not having a seat, so if we ever go back we will be sure... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a great venue, catering for all walks of life. The restaurants and Bars are superbly presented and staff are polite and energetic.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Loved it, great day out, great fun, lots of various bars and food options. However it rained and the racecourse isn't very prepared for rain it would seem !! Maybe some pull out awnings or gazebos would have helped we are in Britain, you would think we would be more prepared !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have visited many courses both in the UK and abroad but there is no course quite like the Roodee at Chester. The May festival is like no other.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went for the first time in the pens with the mere mortals and had a great time. I don't know if I would pay out to go into the stands as in the sunshine with a picnic I am sure the atmosphere outside is great and because it is the races where-ever you are you will surely watch most of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Came to the races on 8.5.2015 and we had the 'finishing post' package. Great location (even in the awful weather we had that day non stop heavy rain and the cold) everything really close to it, tote, toilets, big screen and can obviously see the finish line and the winners enclosure. Staff serving our table were very friendly, always on... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Visited on 8th and paid for tickets in county concourse at £50 each expecting a good view and nice atmosphere-how wrong can you be ?! All you get is a room with (overpriced ) bar and a few tables not a chair in sight ! Place full of drunks and atmosphere was uncomfortable to say the least . Went outside... More 

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