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Chester Racecourse

#12 of 91 things to do in Chester Features Animals
Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Great hospitality

What a great day out ,all the new facility's ,although plenty of crowds ,great new areas for having... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
Howard C
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Works day out

Group day out from work, excellent day out for all ages. Well organised and weather was brilliant... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
Willownell
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“county stand” (56 reviews)
“race days” (32 reviews)
“horse racing” (29 reviews)
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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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+44 1244 304600
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

What a great day out ,all the new facility's ,although plenty of crowds ,great new areas for having a drink ,sit and eat street food ,big screens make it very easy to follow your losers!!!

Thank Howard C
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Group day out from work, excellent day out for all ages. Well organised and weather was brilliant. Bookies helpful due to some never bet before wasn't made to feel silly only putting on nominal bets. Would go again and take the whole family.

Thank Willownell
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you here again.

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently attended the county stand for ladies evening meeting at Chester racecourse and are still smiling about our experience! We both enjoy a day at the races and this was our first time in Chester, we already can't wait to come...More

1  Thank PhilM23
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your day here, your wife looked fabulous and was a well deserved winner.

Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely food great customer service. Highly recommended. If you stay at Holiday Inn express you get at a 10% discount . Only a short walk from hotel to resturant plus a great view of the race course. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lesley K
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had a lovely day last Saturday having booked into the White Horse for the day. I'm so glad we paid the extra as it was a godsend when the rain came on. The course and surroundings are in immaculate condition although we didn't go...More

1  Thank Mary1967
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day. Your feedback re; Racecard has been taken on board.

Reviewed 15 June 2016

When we got there we got tickets , parked up then realized we had wrong tickets , started to walk into the city saw a man who worked there he said when you come back go and see a lady over there ( was a...More

Thank janetmtolhurstlondon
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Thank you for your feedback, great to hear you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 15 June 2016

Recently went back to Chester races . Very busy. Could not get served in the county stand for a beer. Very expensive. Young kids serving. Poor service. Race course in very good condition. Won't be going again. I think that it's cram people in get...More

Thank paulbyrne24
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Thank you for taking time to send your feedback, we have taken your comments on board.

Reviewed 15 June 2016

i went with a group of friends and found it pretty uncomfortable in the cheap area. A lot of people and not enough bars meaning half an hour queuing takes the pleasure away. Plenty of bookies, but there were queues there as well. My advice...More

1  Thank BillCRochdale
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Thank you for taking your time to feedback to us. Hopefully next time the Sun will be out.

Reviewed 13 June 2016

Fantastic venue for a special day out with family. The staff are always friendly and happy to help. A lovely setting in the Tattersals area, we sat at a table in the food and drink court over the race course from the stands and had...More

Thank Dave A
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thank you for your feedback, if only we could have controlled that rain! We are glad to hear you had a great day out.

Reviewed 12 June 2016

Visited for the meeting early June & after a bright start to the day the heavens opended.My gripe is the stand (Tattersall) we were in was crammed was the rain began to the point of being dangerous.We paid £38 for a ticket to be subjected...More

Thank milo55
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thank you for your feedback we are listening and have taken on board all comments.

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gaz789
Can you go to the parade ring if you have county stand tickets
6 June 2017|
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Response from dac446 | Reviewed this property |
It's only the cheapest tickets that restrict you. We normally go for the Tattersall stands.
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Anthony H
What time is the 1st.race on the 10th of may.Tony.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Graham S |
1.50
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