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Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center

Newton Abbot, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AF , England
+44 1626 353235
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Newton Abbot
Type: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Newton Abbot Racecourse is one of the country's leading summer jumps racecourses and each year plays host to 18 thrilling horseracing fixtures.... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lovely little course, good racing and tickets were pretty average priced. Shame we couldn't really drink from the bar or our own drinks down by the course. Could do with more food selling points, although the food they did sell when found was very good.

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent trip to Newton Abbot. We are pleased to hear your views on our ticket prices - not sure if you visited on a 2-4-1 Monday or not but this is a great value offer if you are able to visit on Mondays. Near the course... More

Devon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Listen I'm not going to dis Newton Abbot races - I think it's great having it on my doorstep. I probably only go a couple of times a year and always have a great day. Having said that they HAVE to do something about the bar areas - I basically missed two races (on two separate occasions) queuing for ale!!!... More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that you missed some of the day’s racing. We monitor staffing levels very closely for each fixture to ensure that we have sufficient levels of staff to serve our customers, however at times unfortunately it does become unexpectedly busy but we work as quickly as possible to ensure that... More

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Excellent venue for this festival. Convenient location, good facilities,toilets etc, plenty of car parking.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First visit to Newton Abbot racecourse not very clearly signed to enter course drove in entrance to be told cant come in here back on road for another 5mins only to park up and see 100 yards in front of me where I had turned in earlier ( jobsworth on gate ) £18.00 entrance where you had to sit on... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been in racing years as owner and trainer, now retired and first time back at Newton for many years. Never again .What are they trying to do, beat royal ascot for rules? Had tickets in advance, but told to line up for search prior to entering the course. No problems i thought, with the possibility of terror attack and... More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, General Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear about your experience and can assure you that we work hard to ensure that all of our visitors have an enjoyable experience with us. In relation to your comments about drinks in the bar area, due to health and safety concerns where racegoers were at risk of... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went to the races on 7/7/2014, first visit to Newton Abbot and only the second time we had been. If you want to go bear in mind they do not take credit cards on the gate, luckily we had enough cash! The racing was thoroughly enjoyable, we only bet a couple of pound a race and ended up just about... More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, General Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review about your trip to Newton Abbot. We’re glad that on the whole you had a great time with us. In terms of extra help for beginners, we have a help guide on our website and you’ll also find some help in the racecard. We’re also looking to host a beginners... More

Torquay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Once again had a lovely day out at newton abbot races what made it up was the meal in the winning post restaurant which over looks the winning post food is perfect thanks to paul and his staff which makes the day very special even if you do not win which is a added bonus so all you local people... More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, General Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip to us and of course your meal. I will pass you thanks on to Paul and the team and hope to welcome you back to Newton Abbot Racecourse very soon. Best wishes, The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Came here with a group of friends about 3 weeks ago. Iv never been to the races and didn't really know what to expect at all so was shown the ropes and soon got into the swing of things. Drinks were flowing and were not too expensive at the bar. As for betting i only did "small bets" and didn't... More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, General Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your trip to Newton Abbot. Welcome to the world of horseracing! We often have a lot of 'newcomers' at Newton Abbot and we try our best to make our course as beginner-friendly as possible. From our beginners guide on our website, to our newly introduced 'beginners' day'... More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

we were invited to a 21st birthday party at the races. well the food was delicious chicken, olives, salmon, sandwiches pastries all cook just right. the two young girls who were there to serve drinks were n the ball, polite and any thing we ask was not too much trouble, a credit to the race course. we had scones and... More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, General Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Hi Tina, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your trip to the races and your experience of our Winning Post Restaurant. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us - we use some of the best quality, locally sourced Devon produce to make sure that all of our guests have a memorable meal... More

Newton Abbot, Devon UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I love the races and with Newton Abbot getting the accolade of best small racecourse by the Owners Association what better place to go. Well that's ok if you own a horse! Or maybe if you pay extra to go into the Paddock. Our experience started at the gate when we tried to buy our tickets with a debit card.... More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, General Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for review of your trip to Newton Abbot. I’m guessing by the date of this post that you visited us on our Easter Saturday fixture? As this is our most popular fixture of the season, I’m afraid that sometimes the queues can be longer than we would like, although we do carefully monitor anticipated crowd levels to plan... More

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