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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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A great day out

Went to Ladies Day Aug 2016. We. Had tickets for Tatterstalls which was great when we went under the track to the area beside the paddock. Found it difficult to find a race card... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
960susanh103
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The races used to be good until the stopped the drinking on the fields it is far too expensive now with entrence fee drinks food bets well over prices for what it is now

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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for a hen do. Enjoyed a picnic whilst watching, and betting, on the races. A great day out for all.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Ladies Day Aug 2016. We. Had tickets for Tatterstalls which was great when we went under the track to the area beside the paddock. Found it difficult to find a race card to buy, an official gave me his! Queues at the toilets all day, but mostly ok. Food not great, I got good fish and chips, but... More 

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Thank 960susanh103
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't waste £90 per person on the winning post enclosure no views of the racing and limited seating available, they have a giant monitor blocking any views of the winning post for the main stands limited cover in inclement weather

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Thank Mark-Elaine2014
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just right size to see everything. Had a box which overlooked whole complex which was a real treat. Beautifully kept paddock with interesting sculptures. Food excellent in box with very pleasant staff. Seemed to be lots of facilities for all price ranges. Went to 1539 bar after races finished - good atmosphere and fun. Not as commercial or pretentious as... More 

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Thank scotland89
Newmarket UK
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Chester Race Course a few time now but never again will I go on Ladies Day (or should I say lack of Ladies) The course it's self has a great layout, with lots of covered areas if it rains which it did. Not so great if you have a pushchair as lots of steps and only... More 

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Thank Colette44
Manchester
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on Ladies Day in August 2016. The venue itself is lovely however, this day was sold out and there were not sufficient facilities for the amount of people there. I am disabled and could not find a disabled toilet and had to stand for long periods of time. When I eventually got a seat, I was hounded by... More 

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Thank woodymanc
Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a fabulous setting, right in the middle of chester. The race day brilliant, and when over a two minute walk to the start of an evening out in Chester - a must for all...

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Thank Dawn O
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A cracking day/evening out pretending to be an expert punter, but then sticking a pin or select by colour. Plenty of food and drink options and then the thrill of the race. Very much recommended. Include any betting money in the cost of the event and stagger over the races. When it's gone, you should still; have had a great... More 

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Thank p1ttman
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice race course, lots of things to be doing and seeing. Spent most of my time near the winning circle as you could always get somewhere to sit there be it concrete!!

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review we are glad to hear you enjoyed your day! See you again soon. More 

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