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Address: Kennford, Exeter, England
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An enjoyable afternoon's racing

Went here for a birthday celebration. We went for the Desert Orchid restaurant package so had the table for the afternoon. Good food, friendly service, great view of the finishing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The weather was not good, and it was very busy, we enjoyed the racing, but were dissapointed that having paid extra for the premier stand there was no evidence of badges being checked and it was very crowded, and we felt cheated that we had paid extra for no benefit. Otherwise the facilities and buildings are good and well cared... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

New Year's Day racing should be an enjoyable day out. Indeed two years ago it was. But this time it was a most disappointing experience. Traffic management on arriving was non- existent and potentially very dangerous as two lanes tried to merge into one on A38. Racecourse lane should have been coned off to prevent blocking second lane; through traffic... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

went to the races new years day, like so many missed the 1st race due to the slowness at the admission gate, no one seemed to be in a hurry to get the queue reduced,the stands need a good overhall its like cattle sheds and they do no how to charge, £4.40 for a chicken and mushroom pie, it just... More 

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solihull
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

we were at the Exeter gold cup day. The hospitality shown by all the staff was first class, the whole day was a pleasure for us made by the attitude of all the people who work at the course. It makes a change in this day and age for people to take the time to be pleasant and very professional... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went here for a birthday celebration. We went for the Desert Orchid restaurant package so had the table for the afternoon. Good food, friendly service, great view of the finishing line and close to the betting ring and parade ring. It was busy in the restaurant which created a nice buzz. A lovely experience.

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wolverhampton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Booked into the desert orchid restaurant and on arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to our table for the day.The staff were all very pleasant and very smartly turned out.The young gentleman who was looking after us started by explaining the general layout of the building even to the extent of where the toilets were situated.The food was exceptional,and... More 

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Exeter
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Exeter is the highest (and 2nd longest I believe) racecourse in England. Free buses to the races run from Exeter St Davids railway station and also from the bus station in Exeter's town centre. I would recommend the Haldon Premier area or the restaurant (pre-booking required). They are more expensive but are, in my opionion, they are well worth it.... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Returned from a wonderful day at Exeter racecourse. We have specific needs what with a wheelchair and oxygen, however the staff from start to finish were exceptional with specific thanks to Jade. We enjoyed a lovely meal in the Desert Orchid resturant, which provided panoramic views of the beautiful racecourse from a dry warm site for the afternoon. Lift is... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Have just returned from a great night at Exeter Race course on their VIP package at ladies night. For £45 we received, the use of a private room, a race card, the catering was supposed to be high tea. The evening itself was a lot of fun but this was down to the fact that i had a great group... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I was on holiday in Exeter and pleased to see that there was a special Valentines Day race day. This place has all you need for a good day out at the races, undercover stands, large screen, bookies, bars and restaurants....

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