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Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre

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We will be returning!

Great racecourse, lots of seating, friendly staff and easy to book tickets via their website. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PLHJX94
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
First time, day out at the races!!!

Lovely Racecourse, betting easy to do and staff really helpful. Only problem was trying to get a... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2019
Claire L
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Newton Abbot Racecourse is one of the country's leading summer jumps racecourses and each year plays host to 19 thrilling horseracing fixtures. Located in South Devon, not far from Exeter and the M5 and with great transport links, Newton Abbot...more
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Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just enjoyed another good afternoon at Newton Abbott, what a great course everything with easy access, paddock, racing, food, and all personal facilities. From first arriving evetyonevis so friendly and welcoming. Once inside everyone no goes, jockeys, trainers even tv presenters. Social and friendly you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jacqueline K
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great five star review Jacqueline - so pleased you enjoyed your most recent visit with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. With best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a horse racing fan from near Newcastle but had never actually been to the races. on a holiday to Torquay i noticed that there was races on at newton abbot when we were away, it made sense to go I thought. Nice weather...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank norman g
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Norman, Many thanks for taking the time to visit us on your recent holiday - thank you for choosing Newton Abbot for your first racing experience. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hopefully you'll consider us again next time you're in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great racecourse, lots of seating, friendly staff and easy to book tickets via their website. We booked to have a 3 course meal in the Paddock restaurant, again staff were friendly and we can not fault them for how attentive and professional they were, food...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PLHJX94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a day at the racecourse and chose the 21st July, have been before but was totally shocked to find the admission is now £22 each, so it cost me £44, that was before we had a meal and drinks, what disappointed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 2, 2019

I booked a box for my husbands birthday, It was fantastic, the box was decorated with banners and balloons and we had a great waitress 'Vi' who was smiley and helpful throughout. I chose the silver package because we just wanted a casual day -...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Lisa Tudor O
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Dear Lisa, Many thanks for your fantastic review of your recent visit to us - we're so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your visit so much and hopefully the little extras have helped to make some wonderful memories for you all. We hope...More

Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Took our friends here for a special day, we have been lucky enough to have been to other race courses but have to say from the moment we arrived at the racecourse the staff were very attentive from checking In to the restaurant, we were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank drummonie
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review and for choosing to spend your day with us at Newton Abbot. We're so pleased to hear that your experience lived up to all expectations and we do hope to welcome you back aain in...More

Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Lovely Racecourse, betting easy to do and staff really helpful. Only problem was trying to get a drink, queuing a nightmare, need more staff, didn't bother drinking or getting food until we left. Enjoyed watching the horses and atmosphere fab.More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Claire L
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Hi Claire, Thanks for your review - we're glad you enjoyed your visit. For our bigger fixtures this year we have added additional facilities including a number of additional bars and toilets to help ease queues and hopefully improve the overall experience for everyone. We...More

Reviewed June 27, 2019

I LOVE Newton Abbott! This is one of the best courses in the country for quality of racing, customer service and general good times. Staff are really friendly and facilities are great. I have visited every one of 61 courses ( inc Folkestone) and N'Abbot...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank ginmonkey
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019

Dear Ginmonkey, Wow, what a fantastic review - thank you so much, its makes wonderful reading. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit so much with us (and well done on reaching every course!) - we hope to welcome you back again...More

Reviewed June 26, 2019

Despite, due to a racing obsessed father, practically growing up at Newton Racecourse, my wife and I had not been for some 20 years. We went last evening for the Lady’s Day and had a lovely time. My wife has mobility issues, not a wheelchair...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank MikefromDevon
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019

Dear Mike, Welcome back to Newton Abbot and for taking the time to review your visit. We are very pleased to read your review and note your five star rating and that our staff were able to ensure that you were both able to enjoy...More

Reviewed June 11, 2019

We went to the races during half term holiday while staying in the area.Easy to find following brown signs.Ample parking. Reassuring security. Comfortable atmosphere.Hot drinks pricey. Great view from the stand.Good choice of bookies. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and managed to stay dry.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank GoneCrabbing
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2019

Hello and thank you for choosing to visit our racecourse on your recent holiday. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again when you're next in the region. With best wishes, The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

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