Owlerton Greyhound Stadium

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, Sheffield: Hours, Address, Owlerton Greyhound Stadium Reviews: 4.5/5

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium
4.5
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6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Experience the thrills and excitement of first class greyhound racing at Yorkshire's premier racetrack. Situated just 5 minutes drive from Sheffield's vibrant city centre, Owlerton Stadium is the perfect venue for partygoers, couples, families and companies looking for a fun and affordable night out with a difference.
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David M
Ipswich, UK159 contributions
Visited for a birthday Celebration, this is the time we have visited for the greyhound racing and both times did not disappoint.

This really is a great night out, the food in the restaurant is excellent quality and on a Tuesday night, £16 for 3 courses is most definitely value for money. Plenty of waiting staff around to cover all the tables, they are all very efficient, friendly and helpful, the same can be said of the tote runners.

Good views from our table on the lower level, however having previously sat on the middle level the views do appear to be good all around, there are also plenty of TV screens dotted around so you are highly unlikely to miss any of the action.

Will definitely be back to try and win back some money the next time we are in the area 😊
Written March 9, 2022
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Wow what great comments! Thank you so much! We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us!
Written March 21, 2022
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Lindsay-and-Neil
Sheffield, UK1,100 contributions
Couples
Although we enjoyed our experience, we left early as the Napoleon Bar was packed to the rafters, and during current times, that felt too unsafe as no one wore masks or even bothered social distancing at all. To us it felt too much of a risk as we were packed in like sardines. On a previous visit we'd sat in the Panoramic Restaurant and this felt fine as everyone was a reasonable distance apart.

The basket meal of chicken & chips was good and the racing great as always.
Written November 3, 2021
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We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit. If you would like us to look into this further for you please email enquiries@owlertonstadium.co.uk with full details
Written November 4, 2021
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Martin G
York, UK158 contributions
Couples
Not far from the M1 and quite close to the centre of Sheffield is Owlerton Stadium & with a Casino next door.

At the start of the year they offer some great deals for dining in the restaurant, taking a box or a simple visit.

We always take the restaurant package offering a 3 course meal and your table for the night with a grand stand view of the proceedings & finish line.

Ideal location for an anniversary, birthday or friends gathering and some low cost entertainment.
Written February 17, 2020
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Courtney P
2 contributions
Family
I booked a table at the owlerton stadium for my partners birthday, there was 10 of us going (including a baby) so was classed as a party of 9. When we turned up we were not directed to the bar area (we’d not been before) and kind of had to guess where we were going. Once we got to the bar I asked if we were in the right place the lady assured me we were and would take us to our table, well as a party of 10 I would have expected more than 2 separate square tables with 5 seats between them. I asked the lady if I could push them together she said that was fine and proceeded to let me push the tables together and arrange the chairs while she just watched. When I asked about more chairs I was met with an ‘erm I could maybe try and get you one from another table’ to which she proceeded to go and pinch a chair from one of the other tables. We still did not have enough chairs. My partner (whose birthday it was) stood up for the entirety of our visit even eating his chicken and chips stood up. After we’d got seated in a fashion I went to redeem our free drinks vouchers, the pints and the kids j20’s were fine but 4 of us were given half a glass of wine which I feel is not satisfactory and was not stated on the website whilst I was booking. Staff were also slow to clear tables however it was very busy so I can understand this to an extent. After all this I asked to speak to a manager, to which I was met with ‘well your booking was only down as 9’ to which I explained that there was not enough chairs to start with, he sort of offered to get another chair but we were leaving so explained it wasn’t necessary. He then said he could offer us a round on the house which we appreciated but still doesn’t make up for the fact this was a birthday night out which was not enjoyed by anyone as we were squished together and 2 of the party had to stand up. I was also disappointed to know there weren’t any high chairs so the baby had to sit in the pram to eat! I do appreciate I had rang up in the day to add on an extra child and the staff had to move our table but I would’ve rather been told they couldn’t accommodate the extra child than being squashed and not having enough chairs! Overall we had a really bad experience and will not be returning in a hurry.
Written August 22, 2021
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We are truly sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction! Please contact via marketing@owlertonstadium.co.uk so we can address the issues raised directly with you.
Written August 24, 2021
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Jess F
4 contributions
Friends
We have visited lots of times before covid and have always loved the nights. Its a great atmosphere and we have always lived watching the dogs. We attended a couple of fridays ago, a large party in the restaurant for a birthday. It's the meal that wasn't great at all. We all pre ordered. 2 of our friends ordered steaks, when the mains came out we were told their 2 steaks had been cancelled, yet on the list of all our meals they were clearly there to be seen. The waitress eventually said the steaks would be cooked. This obviously took a while to we had eaten by the time they were eventually served. My husband is recovering from throat cancer, so now can only really manage vegetarian meals so we ordered the pancake cannelloni. This was inedible, burnt and rubbery. The waitress did offer another meal, but due to the error with the 2 steaks on our table we had all clearly finished eating and did not want to wait any longer. We asked to speak to a manager several times, one never came. Not an issue with the waitress, clearly an issue and clear lack of care from management who showed no care and clearly thought we didn't matter. Its a shame as this place has always been very good in the past.
Written July 21, 2022
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thegintraveller__
20 contributions
Business
For my starter I opted for the cheese and chive croquette, it was presented beautifully and great portion size too. I’d certainly have this starter again. For my main course I opted for the loin of Belly Pork, there was such a variety on the menu so I was undecided on what to go for. The Belly Pork tasted delicious and in actual fact it’s one of the nicest meals I’ve had. The caramelised onion mash and maple glazed pears complimented the meal so well. For our dessert I went for the Chocolate Orange Brownie, this dessert wasn’t too filling and finished off our evening nicely.

Staff were so helpful and kind and Ben was on hand to help us and talk us through the whole betting process.

Brilliant company, excellent evening, I already can’t wait to return to the dogs it was one memorable night.

Check out the full review on @thegintraveller__
Written March 31, 2022
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We’re so glad you enjoyed it! We will pass on your brilliant comments! See you again soon!
Written July 11, 2022
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sharonJ7906ZA
Barnsley, UK1 contribution
booked 6 pack deal well worth it, there were 18 of us on a works night out , great fun, chicken in the basket was lush and not skimpy on the portion size. bar service was quick and friendly , room was ok if you need to be seated book the 6 pack plus but they get booked early, we did managed to get a table in the centre to put our drinks on and managed to seat a few of us but only as we were in there first thing. on the whole a great night out.
Written March 5, 2020
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Linda0154
United Kingdom22 contributions
On Saturday 12th June, my husband and I attended the Owlerton Stadium Restaurant at Sheffield to celebrate his birthday. We had not been for a few years because of the service we had received on our last visit. Sadly, nothing had changed, both of us are physically challenged on arrival we found disabled access was not particularly good, but eventually found an old unreliable lift. On the first floor and were directed to a table behind a pillar in what had been a snack bar, it certainly was not the restaurant we had booked, the table was around 50 yards from the viewing window. My husband told the woman in charge, the table was no good as we could not see the course, she said there is a TV you can see the races on, she was told I am partially sighted and could not see the TV so far away and behind a tinted screen. She walked away.
I was distraught and wanted to leave but we decided as we had paid, we would wait for the 0meal. Wish we had not, it was disgusting, cold uncooked vegetables, and some of the waitresses had ponytails swinging around and should have had their hair tied up, so nothing had changed in that area. We did not see a dog at all that night. We left as soon as we could.
If I had wanted to watch dog racing on TV I would have stayed at home where I would have been able to see it, and my disability would not have been ignored. We left as soon as possible and we will not return. So, if you want a good night out do not go there.
Written June 14, 2021
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We are sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your visit to Owlerton but we would very much like to clarify a few points you have raised. The purpose built disabled access lift is in good working order and serviced frequently with daily inspections taking place as part of our opening up routine. The area you were in is adjacent to the main Restaurant and has been tailored as an extension of the Restaurant in order to facilitate our customers safely in line with current government restrictions during the pandemic. The furthest seated viewing point from the window is 7 yards. TVs are located throughout the bar, and Stadium to help facilitate viewing but it is noted this isn’t the same as watching the racing trackside albeit we aren’t currently able to facilitate free movement around the stadium unfortunately due to restrictions. It is truly a shame you didn’t mention your concerns regarding the food on the night as we can quite easily rectify any issues right there and then. There is little we can do after the event but I can assure you all temperature checks and food hygiene regulations were met and adhered to.
Written July 8, 2021
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mark
Beverley, UK3 contributions
Friends
Regular visit for 6 of us and we love it. Book a local hotel and go for the Saturday night racing in the restaurant the meal is always spot on and gluten free for one of our group is always available.
The selection of meals is perfect and the meals are always hit and well cooked staff are helpful and attentive.
Polite and great. Pity they don't have more half price drinks nights like our last visit. We were well oiled when we left.
Will be due another visit soon.
We don't get many newsletters with offers so they should increase those.
Written February 12, 2020
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gabrielle450
1 contribution
We were booked in in June this year for a VIP experience which was held in a private balconied room overlooking the track. We had our own tote runner and bar team who made sure we were all very well looked after. The facilities are tastefully decorated and new, and the food was amazing!

We enjoyed the entertainment and races and still felt close enough to main crowds to be part of the atmosphere but much grander surroundings. A real treat night and even our 2 children were welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

We’ll certainly book again and look forward to another great evening there.
Written July 13, 2022
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We’re so glad you enjoyed it! We will pass on your brilliant comments! See you again soon!
Written July 15, 2022
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Owlerton Greyhound Stadium is open:
  • Mon - Mon 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tue - Tue 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Thu - Thu 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Fri - Fri 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM


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