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Chester Racecourse

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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Long room.

We went to the long room as a treat £61 a ticket.Bar was 3 deep v busy,where the bookies were was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gareth W
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A day at the races

Great racecourse lovely City, fab place for a mini break or longer if you are lucky. The pub in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
denisecoydc
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Cheshire, 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 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the long room as a treat £61 a ticket.Bar was 3 deep v busy,where the bookies were was packed.So we won't be rushing back.Just to many people in such a small area.pints of lager were £5 each..

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great racecourse lovely City, fab place for a mini break or longer if you are lucky. The pub in the racecourse is lovely too.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this racecourse. This year was our 5th visit and still not backed a winner but it's the day out with family and friends that matters. Great setting, fabulous atmosphere shame about the weather. Not enough cover when it poured down. Good value for money

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Chester Races for race day. We had opted for the hospitality package at The White Horse and we’re really delighted with the choice and quality of the food and service. Love music kept us entertained in the afternoon as...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good day out at the races. Area we were in clean and tidy. Good service. Not enough toilets for the ladies, but this is not unusual.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

From a regular racegoer i hope this helps. Regardless off your dress code the only place to see the whole course during racing is the upper tier in the Dee Stand (£15) .From any other enclosures on the grandstand side you only see the last...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for writing a review, we hope to welcome you back again in future (without the rain)!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to watch the Polo for a weekend break and at £9 a ticket you can’t go far wrong. We walked, unlike most who drove, and found a less busy area of the field to watch the two games. Having no idea about Polo...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the Polo. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A uniquely circular track, close to the River Dee. They have a couple of rather posh race meetings each year and the site is used for other events, such as antique fairs, in between.

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic experience even if you are not and avid gambler or even that keen on horse racing. The atmosphere can become electric as the crowd cheers on there backed horse. Plenty of amenities including food, drink and toilets, although the food and drink are very...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid £80 for 2 tickets for races on 26.05.2018. Had to queue for bar,toilets,food and drinks. Prices extortionate and couldn't get a seat! Pet hate plastic glasses no table to put them on! Had to stand all day and put drinks on floor! Rubbish everywhere...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your day here, we have passed your feedback on to the relevant departments.

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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Yes with appropriate smart jacket/suit.
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jgoodier18
25 April 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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