Sedgefield Racecourse

Sedgefield Racecourse, Stockton-on-Tees: Hours, Address, Sedgefield Racecourse Reviews: 3.5/5

Sedgefield Racecourse
3.5
Coffeehouses • Auto Racing Tracks
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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F5202IEanneh
edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
Very very disappointing
Oct 2021
Visited here for many years and loved the experience of eating in the On course restaurant. However in October this year the experience was very much less than special with an abysmal menu and totally tasteless food.The price however stayed the same so worst value I have had for many years.
Written October 19, 2021
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dellaneilson
Bristol, UK21 contributions
Friendly hospitable racecourse
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wonderful day out, great hospitality, lovely staff and we didn’t even have a winner 😊

Fantastic friendly race course which we would happily revisit - from Bristol!
Written September 28, 2021
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Adam
Stourbridge, UK3 contributions
Truly Awful
Aug 2021 • Couples
Truly awful hospitality in Silks Restaurant. Kids as waiters who obviously hadn’t been trained, whilst restaurant manageress wasn’t prepared to roll up her sleeves. Supposed to be met with a complimentary drink (nope had to ask for it) - supposed to close the meal with coffee and mints (nope - had to ask for it, and no mints). Soup tipped on our table by waiter. Charged for drinks we didn’t have. Regularly pestered to buy more hugely overpriced drinks. Took away drinks that weren’t finished with. Fellow guests were splattered by beer after one of the waiters dropped a bottle of beer on the floor. Carvery was nice. Desserts were ok. Doorman was the friendliest person there. Appreciate good staff are hard to come by, but this was truly awful. This really is a case of “back to the drawing board”. Oh, and we were sat on each other’s laps (not COVID friendly) (not really surprising as ARC are only interested in making profits. )

What should have been a lovely evening of horse racing was ruined by complete incompetence both by waiters and manageress. Avoid Silks Restaurant like the plague or prepare to be very disappointed at £97 per head. 😞
Written August 26, 2021
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nd730
newcastle upon tyne36 contributions
Disappointing hospitality package
Feb 2020 • Business
We didn’t receive our tickets in time so had trouble getting in as admissions staff were not very helpful.
Our booth was set out nicely and our tote was a very pleasant gentleman who couldn’t do any more for us. That was the only positive of the day.
The drinks were very expensive and the food was of very poor quality, I’ve had better frozen meals which is not really acceptable with tickets costing almost £60 per head. I won’t be returning.
Written March 6, 2020
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Glenn
2 contributions
Not for the Disabled.
Dec 2019
This racecourse does not cater for the disabled in any shape or form be it parking or getting around the site, eating in the restaurant is not possible as all the restaurants are on the second floor of each section without lifts or ramps.
The disabled are entitled to everything that an able bodied person is or as the Equality Act 2010 will state is the case, but not here !.
I took the matter up with the management ( Megan Shutt ) and got a sarcastic reply and no follow up.
I took the matter further by contacting Mr David Thorpe ( Chairman ) of ARC the racecourse governing body and again NOTHING.
AVOID THIS PLACE IF YOUR DISABLED !
Written March 2, 2020
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Kelly P
Durham, UK70 contributions
Honest Review
Dec 2019 • Friends
We came here for Boxing Day. We visit every year and pay to go in the marquee £70 per person. Was very disappointed this year as the marquee had changed location and you had to go outside to watch the racing normally they open the side of the marquee so you can watch the horses come up to the winning post. Very disappointed at the bar had ran out of glasses, spirits. Food wasn’t as tasty as last year either. Won’t be going next year. Wasn’t worth £140 per couple!!!!
Written December 27, 2019
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DRT68
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK83 contributions
Group Booking
Oct 2019 • Friends
We came here for the Durham national there was 24+ of us in a private hospitality room for a 3 course lunch with drinks.
Great arrival everything ready and very attentive staff.
Tote lady to take our bets and offer advice! Lovely...
We had a great day , the food wasn’t the best I feel it lacked substance and flair and could have been better presented and was a bit to ‘canteen’ although the colcannon on the main course was good.
All in all great day but disappointing food.
Written October 29, 2019
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LanaLil
Brighton, UK73 contributions
Dangerous - extremely busy
Oct 2019 • Friends
Extremely extremely busy.

The upstairs bar only got two female toilets what is that about. Need seriously updating or closing. Had to wait 20 minutes to use the facilities. The bar area couldn’t move.

Freezing cold no where to seat.

Has it was that busy I didn’t even bother to buy a drink. It wasn’t the leisurely day at the races I planned.

Also when the race meeting ended getting out absolutely nightmare seriously dangerous. One gate open then closed then opened again with men taking people drink off them. The whole thing absolutely pathetic. All the big gates everything should be opened extremely dangerous not impressed.
Written October 28, 2019
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Alan C
Halifax78 contributions
A wet miserable day that we enjoyed very much!
Oct 2019
When it rains at a racecourse it really does impact... The place was buzzing full of students carrying bottles of Rose wine that automatically refilled themselves if they ventured outside... Inside space was very limited and at a premium because of the incessant rain... I could well imagine how different the experience would be on a sunny day... Despite the weather our trip was worthwhile and I would be happy to visit again...
Written October 27, 2019
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Chris3657
Eastbourne, UK75 contributions
Carvery disgusting
Aug 2019 • Couples
Paid £190 for meal at silks restaurant yesterday.

Presentation dire, seafood buffet was the most boring I have seen. Not a bit of presentation skill in this at all. The carvery, well soggy round roast potatoes, they had to have been previously frozen as no one can peel potatoes to this shape. Frozen mixed veg, soggy dark Yorkshire pudding and the stuffing resembled stuffing in appearance and nothing else. No beef only pork and turkey despite two bowls of horseradish sauce available and no cranberry sauce. Dreadful carvery.

Frozen desserts, and cheeseboard not exciting.

The funniest thing is, it is advertised as Silks Royal Banquet!!!!! It certainly did not resemble the picture advertising it.

We feel robbed.

Written August 30, 2019
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Hi Chris, Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal on Thursday. Please can you contact the office on 01740 621925 so we can discuss this further? Many thanks, Megan
Written September 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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