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Chester Racecourse

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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What an experience! Chester races is a fabulous day out and I can thoroughly recommend it. This was... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
Jane H
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
great place to go

it an annual pilgrimage, great people, great racing, in an fabulous setting in the centre of a... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
747Frank
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Dublin, Ireland
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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 - the Holiday Inn Express, restaurants 1539 and The White Horse on site and Commonhall Social in the city of Chester. The company also provide external catering services for third party events.
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  • Average9%
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  • Terrible6%
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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

What an experience! Chester races is a fabulous day out and I can thoroughly recommend it. This was the third time we have spent my birtthe races. Absolutely fantastic.

Thank Jane H
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed June 27, 2016

it an annual pilgrimage, great people, great racing, in an fabulous setting in the centre of a great city

Thank 747Frank
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed June 27, 2016

Had a great day at the race's for my friends 50th birthday, There were 9 of us we all had a bet some won some of us lost but it was the excitement of putting a bet on and watching the Horses run. Glad we...More

Thank TRACEY W
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you for your review, look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Really fun day out. The buildings and grounds are beautifully kept, the staff all friendly and helpful. The queues to the bars can be lengthy but that is to be expected. Good pubs on the way to the race course too to start the day...More

Thank bean4444_7
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were on a stag weekend and went to the races on a Friday evening which happened to be Ladies Night. There was a big, friendly crowd, a good atmosphere the whole evening and it was controlled well. The only down side is that as...More

Thank John W
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

Thank you for your review. We serve the drinks in plastic cups in line with Health & Safety regulations. We hope you still enjoyed your day and your bubbles still tasted as good.

Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Took my husband to Chester Races for his birthday.The race course is a short distance from the town centre. We booked online which helped as we could join a shorter queue to get in. Well organised with plenty of places to get food and drink....More

Thank Janet W
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

Glad to hear you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed June 26, 2016

Had full hospitality via my company. Which was brilliant The food was amazing. The service was great The attention to detail was superb The staff were brilliant too Great race course

Thank fastskier
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

Thank you for your lovely feedback.

Reviewed June 25, 2016

Great to finally attend such a historic racecourse. Lucky enough to be in the Winning post enclosure which gives great access to the paddock while still giving excellent views of the winning line.

Thank Herbie_and_Elaine
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review, great to hear that you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

What a great day out ,all the new facility's ,although plenty of crowds ,great new areas for having a drink ,sit and eat street food ,big screens make it very easy to follow your losers!!!

Thank Howard C
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Group day out from work, excellent day out for all ages. Well organised and weather was brilliant. Bookies helpful due to some never bet before wasn't made to feel silly only putting on nominal bets. Would go again and take the whole family.

Thank Willownell
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you here again.

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Leigh W
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Greig got it spot on - obviously Grandstand area by winning line is very popular for viewing the racing but the tunnel at the winning line leads over to the centre of the track - very buzzy loads of food and drink outlets... More
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Nathan R
July 13, 2017|
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£4.50 a pint
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Kayleigh T
July 7, 2017|
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Response from GreigB28 | Reviewed this property |
Beer and cider around £5 a pint for plastic tumblers and wine roughly the same.
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