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Chelmsford City Racecourse

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swfjambo wrote a review Oct 2020
Colchester, United Kingdom430 contributions79 helpful votes
Very Covid friendly visit , as an owner, to the restaurant at this modern racetrack. The service (Jamie) was superb as was the food. More than happy to visit again and it’s a lot better than other courses I have visited post lockdown
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Stuart R wrote a review Mar 2020
Doncaster, United Kingdom5 contributions
Although the staff are excellent I'm afraid this was my first and last visit. I go to lots of race meetings and this place just isn't a real racecourse! Viewing doesn't allow for most of any race to be seen (except for on tv) because the buildings (no proper stands) are situated on the inside of the track. Therefore only the last couple of furlongs can be seen. Its obvious the track has been built with a view to selling pictures to betting shops rather than catering for racegoers, people who love horse-racing. Those who attend must be people who just like a night out and a meal. Those who are into horseracing would do just as well by going into a lcal bookies shop and watching on television. I honestly can't imagine any "racing" person who's been here once wanting to go again. Sorry about this negativity, the staff are all great, but its not a raceourse, just an awful soul-less venue from a racing point of view.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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sawbograham wrote a review Mar 2020
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom939 contributions178 helpful votes
Family birthday for my elderly mother in law. Had the set meal and she was ferried to and from the car park by buggy. The staff were great and very attentive. We had a lovely evening. The restaurant overlooked the finish line and parade ring the other side. Very clean venue and well worth a visit
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Date of experience: March 2020
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chrislovesegypt wrote a review Feb 2020
Hockley, United Kingdom8 contributions11 helpful votes
A group of 7 of us went to Chelmsford racing on Saturday (22/2/20). The daunting walk to the venue from being dropped of was a bit of a pain, due to high winds and of course it was the same again returning to our car., In the summer it would of course, not matter . The staff were friendly, the venue where we watched the racing, and had a meal was very nice. We finished the evening of in the disco. All of which was nice enough. We did have a gret time, mainly because it was friends together out for a good night, and few laughs ect. Not one of us had been to chelsmford racing before, so it was a first. I would say it was all enjoyable, with one exception that was the meal provided. The choices for starter, and main were ok, but i would say not great. The desert choice was the worst however. I usuallly spend time deciding on a desert, as there are normally so many nice options to choose from,, like cheese cake, profiteroles ect. I did not however, see any i liked, and was going to go for the cheese, and biscuits (about the best that was on offer), but there was a chefs choice , which was unknown, so i thought i would go for that, and take a chance.. I was though sadly very dissappointed when 2 tiny iced dry sponge cakes were put in front of me !!……... I would like also to mention, the portions were VERY small, my 5 year old granddaughter would have no problem finishing it.al.l I am not alone in voicing this (in case you think I am a greedy person lol) the rest of the party said the same, and was talking about getting something to eat on the way home kebabs ect !!!. I had a lovely evening though despite the meal being so dissappointing, we had a few bets, had a dance at the disco later. Would i go there again ? , i would have to say no. This is because of the dissappointing meal. There are so many nice places to go now, to have a meal, watch a show ect, so i would either give a new venue a try, or just go back to one i know is not going to dissappoint
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Claire H wrote a review Feb 2020
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On Friday 7th February I held a charity race night in the Fairwood restaurant at the racecourse. You always hope that an event like this is a success but after selling 100 tickets you then worry that venue you chose would be fitting for the occasion. Well to say it was was an understatement and mainly down to one person Claire Wilson who was professional, supportive and totally and utterly brilliant from the initial organisation to the last race and in to the evening!! The venue was perfect, the races bought excitement for the guests, the staff were outstanding and the prosecco flowed extremely well!! Thank you so much to all and especially Claire I won’t only be back, 99 others will too !!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from chelmsfordcrc, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Thank you so much for your comments following your trip to the course for your fundraising evening, and especially for leaving such a lovely review! We are really delighted you had such a successful evening, and will make sure Claire is given a copy of your feedback, it really is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the course in the near future, and your guests as well!
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