Plumpton Racecourse
Plumpton Racecourse
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Plumpton is a hidden gem in the world of horseracing. The thrill of Jump racing, the joy of a win, delicious food and drink, and stunning rural backdrop provide a memorable sporting experience for everyone from novice to racing expert. We race 16 times a year between September and May, and with a track just over a mile round (one of the smallest in the country) we offer great viewing of the whole course. You feel as though you can almost touch the horses as they thunder past the winning post on each circuit. You are also likely to be rubbing shoulders with the UK's top trainers and jockeys who regularly come to Plumpton, and we are renowned as a nursery ground for the equine stars of the future.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Billy O
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
If your looking for a special authentic rural day at one of Sussexes oldest National Hunt racecourses you simply can't go wrong at Plumpton ! With Craig at the helm of a fantastic team everything has been planned to make your day memorable from the fabulous local Harveys beer or the sensationally good pies and sausage rolls to the one ticket all access system in operation allowing you to move with ease from the parade ring to the stands and back to the bar. Getting there couldn't be easier with Plumpton having its own dedicated train station and more than ample free parking should you elect to drive there I always let there train take the strain ! If your planning on splashing out the racecourse restaurant package is exceptional value with its grand viewing facility and really tasty gourmet three course lunch . The day I was there I met a lovely lady Alex who had bought her retired racehorse to Plumpton for the day to explain the options open now for retired racehorses and retraining them . The only thing I can't guarantee is a winner but if you keep your ears and eyes open you will probably pick up on some local inside gossip !Trust me if your in the slightest interested in horse racing come and give Plumpton a try I promise you that you won't regret it !
Written February 12, 2024
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Interestedtoknow
Haywards heath5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Racing was excellent and great atmosphere. However the queues for the bar were ridiculous. Only 2 people behind the bar and masses of people jostling to be served. Outside queued for ages for a hot drink only to be told they’d run out of water! Ice creams at £5 each extortionate. It could be so much better for the company and the punters! This has been complained about many many times but seems no will to improve profits or experience. Shame.
Written December 18, 2023
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Matt B
Chichester, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
I live in Lingfield and have visited the course there on many occasions. Compared to my 'local' Plumpton is an absolute gem of a course. Back to basics without the high fees and almost body cavity search on entry. I really enjoyed the informality of Plumpton.
Written September 20, 2022
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stephen h
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Myself and my daughter are Plumpton members its simply in my opinion the best national hunt course in the UK.
Great staff always a friendly welcome at the railway access, parking is good, easy access to course and over into members.
A good well produced racecard and the members room is always welcoming the viewing in parade area is excellent.
Viewing from the members stand is very good and their is a screen too. If you go centre course viewing by the fences is great your close up not miles away like many courses now.
Food we buy is very good oven baked real pizzas are excellent value and drinks are reasonably priced. The track and fences and hurdles are always in first class condition.
Betting area and toilets again good, A lot of bigger courses and some smaller conglomerate courses could learn alot by visiting Plumpton and the likes of Ludlow, Fakenham, Kelso and Warwick.
How to welcome people and how to treat them and see how friendly it is too all. The Easter festival is great for family's who are allowed picnics and ladies and family day.
To all at the course thanks and to our owners thanks for making Plumpton such a special course.
Written May 30, 2022
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Many thanks for taking the time to review us, we are glad to hear that you enjoy the racing and facilities here - long may it continue and we look forward to welcoming you back to Plumpton again soon.
Written June 23, 2022
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Mikey1664
Dunstable332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Visited for one of the Easter two day meeting events. Very convenient for train access although do check timetable as the hourly service is not adjusted for race times. Reasonable viewing bar bouncy castle in middle of course and other marquees but big screen opposite Grandstand. Nice parade area, worth watching the runners before the races. Did not use catering/bars as dined and drank in excellent local country pub instead.
Written April 20, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to review us and pleased to know you had an enjoyable day out and lunch
Written June 23, 2022
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224Clare
Looe, UK600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Excellent visit food fantastic service and staff attention was brilliant Would recommend and would certainly return
Written April 17, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to post the review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Plumpton soon.
Written June 23, 2022
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PWFC
Norwich97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Access in and out from the course was straight forward, Visited the restaurant for my birthday which had a great view over the paddock, Service at times was a little slow and tables a little crammed in but food and drink was good. View from balcony was good and there was a big large screen. Plenty of food and drink available and everyone was extremely friendly. A nice friendly rural small course with a great restaurant with views.
Written April 3, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to write the review and pleased you enjoyed the hospitality. Sorry to hear the service was slow at times, which we will take on board for future fixtures.
Written June 23, 2022
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irishcrowe
New York City, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Outstanding experience and a perfect day trip, from the moment you enter...easy access to car park (free), signage/directions, very short walk to entrance, ease and friendliness of attendants as you enter to the layout and accessibility at the track its-self you get a flawless experience.
Great variety of food/drink options both inside and out, easy to navigate the track, good access to toilets and overall a great day out
Written December 24, 2021
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Ian G
Southminster, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Had a great day racing at Plumpton. Decided to book a table in the restaurant. Tables were well laid out and the service was good. Food and drink was very good and the view was excellent.
Written November 6, 2021
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Ricki V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
I went to plumpton races as an owner during the restrictions of Covid and I must say it was one of my best day’s racing, every protocol was being taken to keep everyone safe yet they still managed to make it as if the day was still normal with a great atmosphere and great hospitality, I had been to other race tracks but they didn’t meet anything close to how Dan and he’s team had done at there track, so a great day out and highly recommend
Written September 20, 2021
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