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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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great day out

We have been going to this fantastic racecourse since we were old enough to place a bet. We can get the train down from Liverpool and in 45 minutes your at Chester train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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577 reviews 577 reviews
97 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been going to this fantastic racecourse since we were old enough to place a bet. We can get the train down from Liverpool and in 45 minutes your at Chester train station,were you can either get the free bus to very near to the racecourse or a really nice walk to the ROODEE,stopping at various bar's, pub's or... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great location for a full day and nights entertainment as the racecourse is cited only a 10-15 min walk from the city centre. There is also parking on site, but you could be a while leaving at the end of the day if you're parked in the middle of the course due to sheer weight of traffic. Whilst it gets... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Better when they have a lunch menu with more options on it and maybe slightly larger portions, but excellent service and nice food!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was really good for a mass catered event, but portion sizes a little mean considering the price per head

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london
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Walking along the city walls the racecourse is to be seen in all it's splendour. Due to the height it is possible to almost get a bird's eye view of the complete course and also get the feeling of what is must have been like in Roman Times as it was originally a large harbour and very busy port -... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Race day in stands, easy access and entry. Pleasant and helpful stewards all around the site. Day spoilt by rowdy, drunk crowd who were swearing and being very loud. Not a great advert for Chester but this behaviour continued in city after..not returning.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent organisation, excellent entertainment and value for money! Everything was excellent!!

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I paid £71 for a Xmas night out, to have our table next to a stag do with with loud mouth men talking vulgar about women drinking other peoples drinks, vomiting over guests! Then another one was vomiting in a Champagne bucket on his table. For a classy place like Chester racecourse It was more like being in Benidorm. I... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Chester is a beautiful place, however, when race day comes take cover.. The city us taken over by drunk, fighty, abusive, loud obnoxious people. They dramatically change from normal middle class day trippers to falling over, sick, bloody noses, fighting horrible people. My idea of hell.

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Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We wnet to Chester race course on 29th December 2014 for our Christmas night out. We sat in executive box 13 and had the most wonderful time. The food was beautiful and the services was professional and fast without a huge wait in between courses. Our hostess Hannah was amazing she was also extremely professional but fun and smiley as... More 

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