Newbury Racecourse

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Newbury Racecourse
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Concerts • Arenas & Stadiums • Horse Tracks
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Newbury Racecourse is one of the UK's most prestigious racing venues, with up to 30 quality racedays each year across both the Jumps and Flat. Opened in 1905 the course is home to the Ladbrokes Trophy, formerly Hennessy Gold Cup and the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes, but also hosts world famous music acts during the summer months. The racecourse boasts three large grandstands making it a versatile venue for any event.
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Janice K
Andover, UK3 contributions
Excellent days racing spoilt by behavior of drunks.
We are avid race goers and the facilities at Newbury are excellent. Newbury for some reason attracts groups of youngish males who are often the worse for drink. Perhaps 80% of people there were single men and we simply don't feel safe in the grandstand or near the paddock. Too much drunken shouting and pushing and shoveing with no marshals keeping a lid on things. The course makes a lot of money from the bars I expect. This may be a reflection of modern society but it does not happen at other courses such as Wincanton, Salisbury or Sandown. We love racing and Newbury is a great course but if it's unsafe we can't attend. Maybe the course is not interested in older couples who have been going racing for years but don't spend much at the bar.
Written November 30, 2021
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ALISON H
Harrogate, UK609 contributions
Great place for a private function
Nov 2021
We didn't see as much of the racecourse as we would have had we been there for a normal visit . This was a private function with royalty in attendance . We were well looked after and fed in the Dubai Duty Free Stand with its excellent view of the entire racecourse , which is itself very impressive , with flat and jumps courses . Had the weather been better and the day not been so busy we would have seen more of the racing . It would have been a long walk to the parade ring too . From what we saw the racecourse has excellent modern facilities and has a number of meetings that attract high class entries .
Written November 9, 2021
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Thank you so much for your positive review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your day at Newbury Racecourse. For more information on future racedays, please visit our website. Many thanks The Newbury Racecourse Team
Written November 11, 2021
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simonnoon1
Heanor, UK46 contributions
Great family day out.
Nov 2021 • Family
Came here on Thursday for the 1st jump’s meeting of the season and was mighty impressed. Great place with quick easy access and free parking. Plenty of communal areas as well as loads of bars and food outlets. All amenities spotless. Can’t wait to return + we all back a few winners as well
Written November 7, 2021
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Thank you so much for your positive review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your day at Newbury Racecourse. For more information on future racedays, please visit our website. Many thanks The Newbury Racecourse Team
Written November 11, 2021
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cliff_taylor
Stafford, UK301 contributions
great afternoon
Sep 2021
Not been to many racecourses, this is probably only my 3rd, but definately the best. Beer wasnot good, fizzy stuff, but typical of a large sporting event. Good views were found and I came home £30 better off. Woujld definitely come here again.
Written October 1, 2021
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Thank you for your positive review - we are so pleased you had a lovely day with us. For more information on future racedays, please visit our website. Many thanks The Newbury Racecourse Team
Written October 6, 2021
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Kaz
14 contributions
Lovely track
Aug 2021 • Couples
We were visiting Oxford and took the opportunity to go to Newbury races. Absolutely lovely track with nice bars and facilities. We went to a midsummer evening meeting so not as busy and good value tickets. The weather was nice and we had entertainnent too. Would highly recommend.
Written August 27, 2021
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Thank you for your positive review - we are so pleased you had a lovely evening. Our summer evenings are certainly popular and are a great chance to enjoy the racing in a more relaxed environment. For more information on future racedays, please visit our website. Many thanks The Newbury Racecourse Team
Written September 7, 2021
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rksims
Bristol, UK40 contributions
The Racegoers Restaurant Newbury
Aug 2021 • Couples
My fiancé and I attended for a hospitality day. We have been before and this time was just as good. The food was delicious and the young lady that waited our table, Tegan, was brilliant. She was polite, attentive and kept us informed the whole time. Well done Tegan. We had a lovely day.
Written August 16, 2021
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Thank you for your positive review - it is certainly fantastic to have racegoers return to Newbury! We will make sure to pass your feedback onto the relevant teams so Tegan is recognised for her brilliant work. For more information on future racedays, please visit our website. Many thanks The Newbury Racecourse Team
Written August 16, 2021
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Bodgit
Northamptonshire, UK181 contributions
Excellent day out.
Aug 2021 • Friends
Yearly event to the races. The Hennessy package was well worth it and everything well organised and staff brilliant. Lucky with the weather so watching the racing on the grass by the finish line was also great fun.
Written August 15, 2021
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Thank you for your positive review - it is certainly fantastic to have racegoers return to Newbury, and the weather was just brilliant! For more information on future racedays, please visit our website. Many thanks The Newbury Racecourse Team
Written August 16, 2021
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Emma R
Poole, UK1 contribution
Newbury races experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
The long bar in the Premier section really ruined our first experience at Newbury races. The staff were clearly new and had never been trained to even pour a pint, there was so much wastage. Having worked in a bar it was painful to see. We waited over an hour for a drink. This resulted in us missing 2 of the horse races we'd gone there to see. There was no queuing system like all the other bars in the vicinity. It was a free for all for who could get a drink first and unfortunately some of the bar staff were choosing to serve the young lads who had been waiting 10 minutes instead of people who had been waiting alot longer. The manager was rude and not interested that so many of us were upset and frustrated with how we were being treated. At one point the bar lady serving our section had disappeared because she couldn't handle the situation. I felt sorry for the young bar staff, they had clearly been thrown in with little or no training and expected to work under the pressure of a busy bar. It's the management and organisers that are disgraceful for letting this happen. We bought Premier tickets and this was definitely not a Premier service. The only reason I'm giving 2 stars is because we all enjoyed olly murrs, he turned our day around. Without seeing him perform we would of left being angry and disappointed with our day. otherwise I would of given 0 stars. We won't be returning.
Written August 15, 2021
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Thank you for your review and we are so sorry you did not enjoy your day. We will be sure to feed back your review to the relevant teams to ensure we can improve ahead of our next raceday. We are glad you enjoyed the concert, Olly Murs is definitely a fantastic act. With thanks The Newbury Racecourse Team
Written August 16, 2021
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HolidaymakerfromHove
Brighton and Hove, UK1,013 contributions
Newbury Racecourse, beautiful………..
Jul 2021
We visited here in July. We had prebooked. The course is absolutely stunning with amazing facilities. The weather was amazing. Will be glad when the bars etc can get back to normal but it was all great apart from that. Highly recommended. Go racing at Newbury!
Written July 18, 2021
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Thank you for your positive review - it is certainly fantastic to have racegoers return to Newbury! For more information on future racedays, please visit our website. Many thanks The Newbury Racecourse Team
Written August 16, 2021
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SomersetKeithers
Taunton, UK273 contributions
One of my favourite racecourses
Jul 2021
Great racecourse, excellent facilities , well located, my only moan is the poor selection of draught ales lager, cider(whilst I understand the commercial benefits of tying itself, to one brewer) a racecourse of the quality should offer a better and more varied selection or at least some of this brewery's quality brands.
Written July 16, 2021
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Thank you for your positive review - it is certainly fantastic to have racegoers return to Newbury! We will look to pass your feedback on the selection of alcohol onto the relevant teams, so they can look into this for the future. For more information on future racedays, please visit our website. Many thanks The Newbury Racecourse Team
Written August 16, 2021
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