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Chester Racecourse

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Last race of the season

Booked tickets for the County Longroom as this was a treat for us. Staff lovely and very helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann G
via mobile
Lovely day out

Great day at the races. Weather a bit wet, but our table was sheltered. Didn't loser too much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
allenandchristine
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the first recorded race was held on February 9th 1539. We have 15 race days a year and host numerous other events throughout the year. The company is responsible for two racecourses and all catering and conference facilities at Bangor on Dee and Chester, along with an on course hotel - the Holiday Inn Express, restaurants 1539 and The White Horse on site and Commonhall Social in the city of Chester. The company also provide external catering services for third party events.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“county stand” (58 reviews)
“horse racing” (29 reviews)
“parade ring” (23 reviews)
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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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+44 1244 304600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked tickets for the County Longroom as this was a treat for us. Staff lovely and very helpful, the setting is great with lots of outside covered seating. Downside, it was ridiculously busy, not sure if thats because it was the finale but the queues...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day at the races. Weather a bit wet, but our table was sheltered. Didn't loser too much money, so very enjoyable day

Thank allenandchristine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

15 of us had booked county stand tickets for Saturday 30th Sept. I personally was very excited in having my first Chester Races badge attached to my jacket. We attended the races on my future son in laws stag day, where we all booked tickets...More

Thank nigel28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came on a Hen weekend on Saturday 16th September. Decided to upgrade from Open Course to Tattersalls. Great decision. Took the train from Liverpool. Kim in the box office couldn't have helped us more, exchanging tickets and sorting it all for a party of...More

Thank Kathrynhall11
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day and we will be sure to pass on your feedback to Kim!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous day out at the Autumn Festival. Have never been to a more user-friendly race course. Everything was toop notch from hospitality, through catering, through betting to the quality of the field and the scenic position of the course itself. We used to...More

Thank Diptych
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear that the Races lived up to your expectations and we hope to see you here again next season!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely day out (even better if you get a winner) in the centre of Chester within walking distance of bars restaurants etc.

Thank mahonydavis
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the Dee stand for the autumn festival race day 16 September, months back as a cheaper way to go to the races as we were travelling from the isle of man for a concert on the Sunday - we thought we would fill...More

Thank jo b
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review! We look forward to welcoming you and your little one next seasom.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the 16/09, bloody brilliant day, the champagne bar is excellent, no queues for the betting or alcohol, so close to the horses in the paddock all in all a great top notch day 🙂🙂🙂

Thank Rob W
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We hope you had a very Happy Birthday!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hospitality box 16, annual trip. Horseradish - excellent food, great and attentive service. The lamb was sensational! Thank you for the ramp from the box to the balcony, enabled me to go on the balcony in my mobility scooter and see the horses in action....More

Thank Andrea D
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the day. See you back here next year!

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Went with a group of friends and had a super time. Good service all round at restaurants and bars. Weather helped us enjoy the day but there is plenty of cover if the weather turns bad. No luck in racing though so will look forward...More

Thank Alan E
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we hope you won't leave it another 30 years before you return again!

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Leigh W
23 July 2017|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Greig got it spot on - obviously Grandstand area by winning line is very popular for viewing the racing but the tunnel at the winning line leads over to the centre of the track - very buzzy loads of food and drink outlets... More
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Nathan R
13 July 2017|
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Response from walter_kemp | Reviewed this property |
£4.50 a pint
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Kayleigh T
7 July 2017|
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Response from GreigB28 | Reviewed this property |
Beer and cider around £5 a pint for plastic tumblers and wine roughly the same.
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