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Chester Racecourse

#12 of 91 things to do in Chester Features Animals
Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Greed has ruined this once amazing day out

We have been visiting Chester races every year for the past 7/8 years, we have always entered the... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2015
Jo P
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Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
Greedy Liars !

Dear Greedy Owners Using antisocial behaviour as an excuse to ban alcohol on the open course is... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2015
chesterjames147
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chester
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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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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have been visiting Chester races every year for the past 7/8 years, we have always entered the open course and had an amazing day, we have never seen any trouble and the atmosphere was always brilliant, then we visited again on Saturday! What an...More

20  Thank Jo P
Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Dear Greedy Owners Using antisocial behaviour as an excuse to ban alcohol on the open course is both ridiculous and insulting. If this was the truth, you wouldn't be selling alcohol on the open course. In fact, because you decided to only have 3 bars,...More

23  Thank chesterjames147
Chester R, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

Hi there, Thanks for getting in touch. We would like to deal with your matter directly, so please email enquiries@chester-races.com, we will then be able to forward your feedback to the correct teams. We would also like to apologise if your racegoing experience was impacted...More

Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Went to the races to the open course on Saturday it wasn't as busy and has lost the great atmosphere!! I felt on edge because everyone was made to feel like criminals! You need to rethink this fast! Won't be visiting again! I think reducing...More

23  Thank Betty4567
Chester R, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

Hi there, Thanks for getting in touch. We would like to deal with your matter directly, so please email enquiries@chester-races.com, we will then be able to forward your feedback to the correct teams. We would also like to apologise if your racegoing experience was impacted...More

Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very disappointed with the introduction of the ban on taking your own alcohol on to the main field . This area is much more suited to families and genuine race goers. The Stands are the areas where ALL the trouble is with most people just...More

20  Thank Wayne H
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Been going to Chester Races Open course for a few years now. Recently they brought in an alcohol ban which was ill thought out but I was prepared to go again and see how it played out. I spent 12 pounds to queue a combined...More

23  Thank Roebuck1989
Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a great way to do the races in style. An excellent experience with fantastic food, wine and superb staff who look after you from start to finish.

2  Thank BigSul24
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

THE RACES. I have only been to horseracing once before. The exclusive this time was much the same. Several races of different lengths, with each race lasting a few minutes and each race well spaced apart. FACILITIES. Very crowded but the toilets are kept clean....More

2  Thank Kalvin B
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

I always find the Roodee such a compact and pretty course. You can see the whole track and the big screens allow to clearly follow your horse. Facilities are good, plenty of bars and catering vans. The only thing that was not readily available was...More

1  Thank Penguin1953
Chester R, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

Hi, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We're pleased to hear that you had such a great experience at Chester Racecourse. Whilst we do have a number of cash machines dotted around the venue, we're aware that they can be impacted with high usage during...More

Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went to Chester races yesterday with work colleagues as I have done for a number of years, aim of our day is to have a good time enjoying ourselves with a few drinks, we have always had a great time which is why we come...More

29  Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

First of all if you are looking to go to Chester Races for the first time please do need t be put off by the "boycott" chitter chat, unless you wanted to go to take cheaper alcohol onto the racecourse! However if you wanted to...More

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gaz789
Can you go to the parade ring if you have county stand tickets
June 6, 2017|
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Response from dac446 | Reviewed this property |
It's only the cheapest tickets that restrict you. We normally go for the Tattersall stands.
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Anthony H
What time is the 1st.race on the 10th of may.Tony.
May 7, 2017|
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1.50
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