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Address: Lansdown, Bath BA19BU, England
Phone Number: 01225 424 609
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Description: A trip to Bath Racecourse is an exciting and unique way to spend an...
A trip to Bath Racecourse is an exciting and unique way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends and family. Ideally situated on Lansdown Hill overlooking the picturesque City of Bath, Bath racecourse is just a short bus or taxi ride from the City centre and offers exciting flat racing and premier hospitality. Steeped in history we have been since racing 1811 and host 19 flat racing fixtures between April and October. With a variety of weekends, evenings and weekday meetings to choose from, including popular family days and music nights, a trip to the races is a perfect addition to your stay in Bath.
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Evening at the races

Small race course with limited amenities but lots of fun. It can get a bit windy so wrap up warm. Be prepared to queue for drinks as the bar is small.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Bianca N
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Saint Mellion, United Kingdom
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Saint Mellion, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Small race course with limited amenities but lots of fun. It can get a bit windy so wrap up warm. Be prepared to queue for drinks as the bar is small.

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Leigh, Lancs, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great little course and especially good when they hold beer festivals at the meeting. Facilities are not great but as one reviewer says it's not Ascot.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

An excellent first visit on the 14th. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day's events from the luxury of one of the hospitality suites - directly over the finishing post. Food and service was superb and, placing bets was simple enough - we even had a little luck too!

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bathracecourse, Public Relations Manager at Bath Racecourse, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a good time here. I will pass this on to the hospitality team. Look forward to welcoming you back in 2015! Kind regards More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Friendly little racetrack, although it is small course with just the one stand and not enough bars. The bar staff seem to be hired just for race day and whilst they were friendly enough they had no idea on how to serve or what price to charge (4 beers and a coke came to £37.20 and then we had a... More 

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bathracecourse, Public Relations Manager at Bath Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I will pass on your comments about the bar staff to our Catering Manager. Hope you can come to our Season Finale on 19th October. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
14 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Visited Bath primarily to go the races for the Irish themed day, paid £20 to sit in the grandstand, but was very unimpressed by this wooden shack of a building that could barely fit 200 people. We ended up siting on a park bench by the finishing line. The racing itself was enjoyable, but the facilities were really poor, waited... More 

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bathracecourse, Public Relations Manager at Bath Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and feedback, which will be passed on to the appropriate person. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the service you received and ask you to contact us directly to discuss this further. Please email info@bath-racecourse.co.uk or telephone 01225 424 609 More 

Cheddar, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to Bath Racecourse, a Saturday afternoon for "Irish Day". Parking was very easy just outside the venue. There was some basic entertainment around the Irish theme. Tickets for the Grandstand enclosure were £17 bought in advance (which is about the same as for a Conference football match so not bad value). My group did not... More 

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Bath R, Public Relations Manager at Bath Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a post. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable time at the Irish raceday. Thank you for your points regarding the bar staff, we will pass your comments on the the appropriate person. Hope to see you up here soon! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Having visited various racecourses over the country thought we'd try Bath, very out dated, not very well catered and fairly drab all round. When you look at the money racing brings in feel some of this money should be used to update these facilities. Bath itself is a wonderful city but will not be rushing back to racecourse and certainly... More 

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Bath R, Public Relations Manager at Bath Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We welcome all feedback and are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience here. Please do contact us on info@bath-racecourse.co.uk or give us a call on 01225 424 609 as we would like to discuss this further with you. Kind regards More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We needed a conference venue in the Bath area and Bath Racecourse ticked the boxes for us. Whist the screen and projector were adequate they do need upgrading but for the cost it was functional. A buffet lunch followed the meeting and all in all a very satisfactory venue

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Bath R, Public Relations Manager at Bath Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. I will pass on your comments regarding the screen and projector to the appropriate person. Hope you can come back again soon if not for another conference then for racing! More 

Wiltshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my 2nd year at Bath Races with a group of friends. After such a wonderful time last year we decided to return. We paid £60 to be in the marquee which was decorated lovely but the FOOD was appalling!!!! We were given 1 plate for a group of 10+ adults of carrot, pepper, celery, breadsticks and some dip.... More 

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Bath R, Public Relations Manager at Bath Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value all feedback and are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food in the marquee package. I have passed on your feedback to the appropriate person who will be dealing with it accordingly. Please contact us by email on hospitality@bath-racecourse.co.uk or by telephone on 01225 424... More 

wales UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

lovely day out, nice and easy to get to. minimum bet was £5, or £2.50 each way, but we went in pairs so it was a little less, if you don't really want to spend a lot of money. £23 for a double vodka & coke, Double vodka & lemonade, and double gin & tonic, which was slightly dear, and... More 

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Bath R, Public Relations Manager at Bath Racecourse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a good time racing here. The £10 ticket that you mention is for our Center Course enclosure which is primarily a picnic enclosure and open on the weekends. Our next fixture is the Festival Weekend on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th... More 

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