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Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre

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Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AF, England
+44 1626 353235
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Lovely course shame about the draconian rules

Attended the meeting last Saturday. Let me start with the good points - the course is lovely and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BournemouthBhoy
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Poor relation of the racing world

Arrogant over zealous security staff.(reading other reviews this seems to be an on going negative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hilary W
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Newton Abbot Racecourse is one of the country's leading summer jumps racecourses and each year plays host to 18 thrilling horseracing fixtures. Located in South Devon, not far from Exeter and the M5 and with great transport links, Newton Abbot Racecourse sees horseracing fans flock from throughout the South West and Midlands to enjoy an unforgettable day's horseracing
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  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Attended the meeting last Saturday. Let me start with the good points - the course is lovely and any staff members we encountered were pleasant and helpful. The view from the grandstand of the action was also very good. Unfortunately they have the most draconian...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrogant over zealous security staff.(reading other reviews this seems to be an on going negative situation) No picnic benches in the family enclosure next to the play area as we were told after repeatedly asking and as per photo online.Madness. Beware no alcohol allowed to...More

Thank Hilary W
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Small round course visited 04/06/18 and had pre-bought grandstand / paddock tickets.There seemed to be a lot of security staff for a small course and meeting. They have a separate outside drinking area for those wanting to have a drink outside watching the racing. This...More

Thank Arthur C
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Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Arthur, Many thanks for your visit and your review. In reference to your comment about snacks, we have an extensive range of snacks including burgers etc in our Alfresco cafe which is situated in the Course Enclosure and accessible by both Paddock and Course...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We visited last week for the first time for many years. Parked car in fenced "general carparking" area and made our way through security check, paid the full entrance fee and crossed the course to place bets etc.etc. We went back to the car to...More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Managing Director at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Carole, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to the racecourse. I am sorry that on your first visit for many years, you did not have an enjoyable afternoon. Unfortunately, like any sporting venue, the safety of our customer is...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We booked a restaurant package in the winning post. We had a brilliant day but what made it extra special was David Crosse. He was excellent. He took us down to meet another jockey and then a walk on the course. It was absolutely brilliant....More

Thank Andrea S
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Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Dear Andrea, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much and especially our new edition for 2018 - our jockey talks. We're delighted to hear that...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

First visit , booked tickets online. So easy. Parking is free, in the centre of the course. Staff so friendly, facilities great. We stood in the main grandstand, ate and drunk here. Prices good. Betting was easy, Good view of the course, security everywhere, but...More

Thank Martin W
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Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Dear Martin, Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We are delighted to hear you had such a good time on your first visit to Newton Abbot Racecourse. Not long to wait now for our Season Opener in March so very much...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Brilliant day in the paddock good service at the bars and a great view if the racing, pay a little extra to get a paddock entrance brilliant day

Thank Marc Y
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Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Dear Marc, Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are very pleased to hear you had such a great time with us. We hope to welcome you back again this season. With best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Group of 5 of us split between 2 Motorhome’s went to Newton Abbot a few weeks ago. Our time at the racecourse was very good. We purchased the Friday Fizz tickets and all had a enjoyable time. Few drinks and bets and winners helped. Also...More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Chris, Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and very much hope that you will be able to join us again next season. With best wishes, The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Newton Abbot is one of the smaller but great courses and being National Hunt, the racing is always exciting. The access, if you are travelling by car, is a bit restrictive and fairly long tailbacks occur if you are approaching from the town or west,...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We visit lots of racecourses when we are on holiday and NA is very atypical of the smaller NH tracks. It's a nice, clean, well run racecourse. There is ample free parking, plenty of space on-course, and a nice outdoor eatery. We would definitely go...More

Thank Martin B
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Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Martin, Thank you for your review and your recent visit to our racecourse. We're delighted to see that you rate the course so highly and we very much hope that you can join us again next season when you're in the area. With best...More

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