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Chester Racecourse

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Walks

Not used to a Racecourse being open to the public. You can walk all over and around the entire... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
David B
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Ladies day

What a great day out lovely race course great atmosphere. In my opinion much better then my trip to... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Wendyg60
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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.
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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Not used to a Racecourse being open to the public. You can walk all over and around the entire circumference as long as you keep off the track. A big bonus is The White Horse Pub on the course Good food and canny beer. Also...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thanks for your review, along with some fun Chester facts! Hope to see you here again soon.

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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

What a great day out lovely race course great atmosphere. In my opinion much better then my trip to ascot

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review.

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Reviewed September 2, 2016

This is a special racecourse with a steep history.The location is superb surrounded by Roman walls makes it very picturesque.A tight left handed course in. Which the draw is an important factor if having a bet.

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thanks for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your day here.

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

The races used to be good until the stopped the drinking on the fields it is far too expensive now with entrence fee drinks food bets well over prices for what it is now

3  Thank Samantha J
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

We are sorry to hear this however the Racecourse now sits in line with all other sporting venues. We hope to see you here again.

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Reviewed August 26, 2016

Great place for a hen do. Enjoyed a picnic whilst watching, and betting, on the races. A great day out for all.

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thanks for your review, we hope to see you here again soon!

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Went to Ladies Day Aug 2016. We. Had tickets for Tatterstalls which was great when we went under the track to the area beside the paddock. Found it difficult to find a race card to buy, an official gave me his! Queues at the toilets...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day. We ensure that there is a variation of food on offer but will be sure to pass your feedback on to our catering team.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Don't waste £90 per person on the winning post enclosure no views of the racing and limited seating available, they have a giant monitor blocking any views of the winning post for the main stands limited cover in inclement weather

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we have taken your feedback on board regarding the Winning Post enclosure.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Just right size to see everything. Had a box which overlooked whole complex which was a real treat. Beautifully kept paddock with interesting sculptures. Food excellent in box with very pleasant staff. Seemed to be lots of facilities for all price ranges. Went to 1539...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you here again soon!

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Chester Race Course a few time now but never again will I go on Ladies Day (or should I say lack of Ladies) The course it's self has a great layout, with lots of covered areas if it rains which it...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you for your review, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

We went on Ladies Day in August 2016. The venue itself is lovely however, this day was sold out and there were not sufficient facilities for the amount of people there. I am disabled and could not find a disabled toilet and had to stand...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience here at Chester. Your feedback is much appreciated and we will ensure it is passed on to the relevant departments.

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jgoodier18
April 25, 2018|
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Response from rockchick242015 | Reviewed this property |
Longroom as you can sit down if the weather not good, county stands but depends how much you want to pay for you ticket. If you go onto the chester races website you can see what it looks like . Hope this helps :-)
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February 17, 2018|
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