We've visited Chester races a couple of times and have previously paid for Tattersall tickets and been disappointed with their facilities; long toilet queues, extortionate drink prices with long queues, questionable clientele... We thought we'd give the open £12 option a go. We booked online with box office collection, seamless and meant no queuing.
We took a picnic blanket, a cool bag of ice, a bottle of gin and some tonics. Total price for our drinks, food and tickets was <£50.
The weather stayed dry, the atmosphere was great, there are bars and food outlets if you want. The all important toilet queues were a lot better and the people were all more relaxed and less pretentious.
Not sure I would want to be there if the weather was wet but on a dry day it is great!
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