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Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre

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birthday treat

we all went to the races for a surprise for a friend. weather was good and the racing also. this is... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
peter d
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Chard, United Kingdom
Excellent Antique Fair

There is an excellent quality Antique Fair held in the main building of the Racecourse every two... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Joan Y
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent39%
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  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“parade ring”(8 reviews)
“winning post”(5 reviews)
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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...more
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Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 3AF, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Good day out for anyone who enjoys horse racing, or for anyone who wants to try it out. This is a big enough venue to get you going, but small enough to get close to the action. I go about once a year with friends...More

3  Thank Keverton1878
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

The cafe at this car boot sale has the most miserable and rude staff I have encountered. A freezing cold Sunday morning and I fancied a cup of tea. The first thing I noticed was a gentleman sat on the stainless steel counter. No food...More

16  Thank rjaravenheart
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

There is an excellent quality Antique Fair held in the main building of the Racecourse every two months throughout the year. There must be over 150 stalls with everything from Porcelain, jewelry, furniture, books, stamps, vintage clothing and quality silver ware. Some clocks , paintings,...More

Thank Joan Y
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Joan, Many thanks for your excellent review of our Antiques Fair. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy your visits so much and hope that you can join us again for our next event on 24 November. Best wishes, The Newton Abbot Racecourse...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Had a great day out watching the racing,watched the parade and was able to talk to a jockey. You dont have to have a bet as watching the racing is quite good

Thank Paul D
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Paul, Many thanks for your 5 star review, we are delighted to hear that you had a great day with us and hope you can join us again soon. Many thanks for your support this season. Best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

very friendly helpful gatemen despite me driving through the wrong entrance. plenty of places to eat and drink for every pocket, free easy parking, you can get really close to the horses and see the races all of the way around, everyone including the general...More

Thank 945gary
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello What a lovely 5 star review - thanks for taking the time to write about your visit and, of course, choosing to come racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Just attended the Newton Abbot Boat Jumble after a 2 year break. It would appear to have changed hands and what a disaster. A fraction of the size it used to be and a complete lack of organisation. There are no direction signs anywhere as...More

1  Thank paul d
Newton_Abbot_Race, Managing Director at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Dear Paul, The Boat Jumble has been run by the same company for many years. The racecourse has always kept their rent at a reasonable rate. The racecourse has no influence on how they choose to run their business but we will make them aware...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

we all went to the races for a surprise for a friend. weather was good and the racing also. this is a friendly race course an should be given a try.

Thank peter d
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Peter, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review about your recent visit - we do hope your friend enjoyed their surprise. We hope you can join us again soon. Best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Quite a friendly little course. Paid £19 for the paddock. Quite expensive for the facilities on offer but seems to be the norm in racing now. I liked the fact that if you sat in the top bar you could see the parade ring and...More

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Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your recent visit. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to welcome you back again in the future, With best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great first experience of horse racing, plenty of advice about where & when to go how much to bet even where to bet, food & drink were great too!

Thank Steve271
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your 5 star reviews, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your first experience and hope to welcome you back again soon With best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We only go to Newton Abbot Races once a year when holidaying in Torquay, and it is the highlight of our stay. The staff are all friendly and helpful,always having time for a chat and a joke or two. We usually start the meeting with...More

Thank JourneymanMerseyside
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review and choosing to visit us during your holidays. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again next year. Best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We went last night to the evening event, there was a friendly atmosphere but all the staff assumed you knew what to do, where to go and how to bet. On entering we weren't able to pay by card which I found surprising. When we...More

Thank Peter L
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Dear Peter, Many thanks for your review and for choosing to visit us at Newton Abbot. At present, card payments cannot be taken on the gate (this is listed on our website and reminded in our social media posts leading up to racedays) however they...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely racecourse, nice and compact with friendly staff. Would highly recommend an afternoons racing here

Thank russleaman
Newton_Abbot_Race, Public Relations Manager at Newton Abbot Racecourse and Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely 5star review - we hope to welcome you back again soon Best wishes The Newton Abbot Racecourse Team

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