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Chester Racecourse

#12 of 96 things to do in Chester Features Animals
Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Great Day Out

We visited on Roman day 28th May this year - great day out very friendly atmosphere - typically... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2016
j0hnn0_001
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London, United Kingdom
Good day out

Me and my friends had a great time, good views also good drinks, we really enjoyed it, it was more... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
Andy P
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

We visited on Roman day 28th May this year - great day out very friendly atmosphere - typically expansive poor quality beer and food but all adds to the "ambience" - if you go and you are a drinker beware of the bars they are...More

Thank j0hnn0_001
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thank you for your review, we have taken on board your feedback.

Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends had a great time, good views also good drinks, we really enjoyed it, it was more of a party then watching the race,see you next time

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

Thank you for your feedback - so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Exceptional day at the races with friends. An annual event with friends can't be beaten. The location of the race course and facilities available locally are impressive. A wonderful experience.

Thank HilaryF124
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Thank you for your lovely comments - so pleased you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Chester races is a great day out - its like going to a wedding - everyone gets really dressed up - everyone is in a great mood - the atmosphere is fantastic - by the end of the event an awful lot of people are...More

Thank DAVID-manchester33
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

What lovely comments, thank you for taking your time to send us such lovely feedback.

Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Came for Roman day on 28th May the sun was put and was a brilliant day. Had some winners so good day all round. Only things that let it down is even though it was Roman Day only seen 1 chariot on the open Course...More

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

Thank you for your feedback we have taken this on board.

Reviewed 31 May 2016

Chester races has loads going for it, so close to the town, small easy to get around the course BUT its not value for money. Getting the County Concourse ticket at £44 basically only gets you into the concourse, only two bars which are both...More

Thank ejmetcalfe5298
Sophie P, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Thank you for taking time to write a review, your comments have been taken on board.

Reviewed 31 May 2016

Been going as a family for many years & after visiting over the weekend, it will be the last time we bother. As a family, we always used to go in the centre of the course. Prices though for that have gone up dramatically over...More

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review, your feedback has been taken on board.

Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The Races and the whole of Chester was totally packed with mainly drunk, confused looking people. The course is far too small and the views are rubbish. The place was noisey, litter everywhere and very very expensive. Our hotel (2 miles out) was sanctuary and...More

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. Your comments have been taken on board.

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful venue. Lovely sunny day always helps. Very busy and helpful staff. Recommend this to everyone. Wonderful to see the history

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

Lovely to hear a review such as this, thank you for sharing.

Reviewed 29 May 2016

visited as part of the national holidays trip. unsure were we would be and ended up in Dee stand. tattersalls would have been better i though. bottle bar and main bar where abit manic and over priced for warm beer. the race course is tiny...More

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are pleased to hear you had a memorable day.

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Leigh W
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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
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£4.50 a pint
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Kayleigh T
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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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