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Address: Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1244 304600
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Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the...

Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the first recorded race was held on February 9th 1539.

We have 15 race days a year and host numerous other events throughout the year.

The company is responsible for two racecourses and all catering and conference facilities at Bangor on Dee and Chester, along with an on course hotel and restaurant at the Chester site.

The company also provide external catering services for third party events.

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Great day out with friends

Great occasion to get dressed up, have some drinks and a flutter on the horses. As you would expect the prices for drinks are high so be prepared to put your hands in your pocket... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 19, 2016
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been to Chester Races a couple of times and the return visit was due to the Birthday Girls choice as I would never waste my money again on the course. 13 Ladies paid over £40.00 each and then to see seats empty but not in our area and to be told that we couldn't sit down was unbelievable, it... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended with a large group of friends. Lots of money spent on new outfits adhering to the dress code for the champagne area and getting there to find out that if you are a 'celeb' you don't have to adhere to the dress code and can get in with jeans! Poor policy management and makes a joke out of the... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited on several occassions and love this racecourse. Well organised and clean. It is by far our favourite course. Its near to the city centre and makes for a geat day out

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Salford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended this years firework display 2 adults and a 9yo £15 then £5per ride on a seriously low end 'fairground' Tokens are 8 for £10 but rides cost 3 tokens ????? So basically £5a ride a ride that in fact lasted 30seconds possibly less I spoke to the lions club who are organising and was told the fairground is down... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This course is good flat racing in city good parking right by course on next too not too big lot stairs ? Love rly day out. Busy course

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

More than just a racecourse ,the history and the modest looking stands with seating and standing make Chester reacecourse well worth a visit and not just for race goers) the track and its restaurants are ideal for party venues and weddings ) pop singers have held gigs at the reach course ) fire work displays in November ) there's something... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This was my first visit to the races, luckily I didn't have to pay as we were invited by my partner's good friend who paid for the tickets. It was a lovely sunny day which I think helped a lot. Despite losing £10 on every single race of the day I had a great time! Clearly betting on horses is... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great occasion to get dressed up, have some drinks and a flutter on the horses. As you would expect the prices for drinks are high so be prepared to put your hands in your pocket. Atmosphere is great. Chester gets very busy so if you are going make sure you have plans for later.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Chester races attracts competitive drinkers, brash loud mouths and people who treat the centre of town as a public toilet. Go to Bangor on Dee instead

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Chester features a grass horse racetrack known locally as the Roodee, which accurately translated means River Dee.. Racing and other events are enjoyed throughout the year

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