We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Newton Abbot, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AF , England
Phone Number: +44 1626 353235
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Newton Abbot Racecourse is one of the country's leading summer jumps...
Newton Abbot Racecourse is one of the country's leading summer jumps racecourses and each year plays host to 18 thrilling horseracing fixtures. Located in South Devon, not far from Exeter and the M5 and with great transport links, Newton Abbot Racecourse sees horseracing fans flock from throughout the South West and Midlands to enjoy an unforgettable day's horseracing
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 50 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
First race of the year, very enjoyable

Friendly well run event Good fun good value Traffic in to course suffered from local roadworks but not the course fault

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
David E
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Totnes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Enjoyable evening at the races-friendly,honest down to earth course. However you think in the 21st century this Racecourse would be offering entry by credit/debit card,particularly at £21 (paddock +racecard) entrance fee per person.Especially if you are with a large family. Cash only. We were directed to Tesco's Cashpoint outside of the course,over a very busy road with no safe crossing.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Friendly well run event Good fun good value Traffic in to course suffered from local roadworks but not the course fault

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your trip to Newton Abbot Racecourse. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourself and felt that it was good value - we place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that a day at the races remains affordable for all to encourage as many people as possible to experience... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A good day at the races in the centre course with the family but our day could have been SO much better if we had been able to place a bet there ! We had at least a 5 minute walk to place a bet between each race.... no bookies in the centre course at all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paignton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

First time after promising ourselves to visit the racecourse (new to the area) very impressed with everything except departing the car park after the last race. What a debacle. Rude drivers cutting each other up - we were all trying to get out. It really put a dampener on our day. May I suggest you have some sort of system... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Sheila, Firstly welcome to the area and thank you for choosing to pay at visit to the racecourse. We're sorry to hear about your experience leaving the course with the traffic and we will take your comments on board. We hope that your overall experience at the course though will see you hopefully return again in the future. With... More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Through our business we stall out here at the Antique Fair, which is so well organised. Free admission for those members of public who visit the fair.

Review collected in partnership with premierinn.com

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your antique fair experience. We're glad to hear that you feel it is well organised, it has long been a popular event hear at the racecourse. With best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team More 

Devon
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The cafe at this car boot sale has the most miserable and rude staff I have encountered. A freezing cold Sunday morning and I fancied a cup of tea. The first thing I noticed was a gentleman sat on the stainless steel counter. No food for me I thought. I asked for a cup of tea. No one said a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A good day out always enjoy the racing,even better on a sunny day as well. A must for a little flutter and a few beers in the summer

Was this review helpful? Yes
wolverhampton
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Booked in to the paddock restaurant for the days racing.A good table overlooking the paddock with reserved seating in the grandstand so you can watch the racing in comfort.The staff were fantastic looking after our every need.Food was good,drinks were easy to obtain,the tote was always on hand and if you wanted to bet with the bookies they were easily... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your great review, we are delighted to hear of your experience with us and hope that you will be able to join us again next season. With best wishes, The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team More 

Torquay
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Last month I visited the Racecourse for the first time, I've wanted to go for a long time but never had the chance. It was fantastic, despite being very busy they had everything running like clockwork. The bookies were very helpful seeing as we didn't know what we were doing!!! Only downfall is a tiny bar which has too many... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hi Emily, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your first trip to Newton Abbot. We really focus on making a day at the races with us as beginner-friendly as possible and hope that you found this to be the case. If you would like to give us more feedback on your experience as a beginner, please... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Attended the Monday meeting 8 September 2014,nice warm and sunny day and good racing with tony mccoy and Richard Johnson both with rides on the day.Great value in the paddock on 241 Mondays.Good atmosphere,with good access to the parade ring.Good all round views with close views of the last fence and exciting run in.Very clean and well run with ample... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Suzanne, Thank you for your fantastic review - we are very pleased to hear about how much you enjoyed your visit to us. Fingers crossed for a continuation of the great weather again next season. Hope to see you again next year. With best wishes, The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team More 

Travelers who viewed Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center also viewed

 
Newton Abbot, Devon
 

Been to Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?