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Chester Racecourse

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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The oldest and smallest racecourse in England

Good views of the racecourse from the city walls. In fact, we were wondering why people would pay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Howarth S
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Christmas party night out

25/11/17 We have just had our works Christmas night here ( all week inclusive package) We were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ahickman6
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Chester, 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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“county stand” (58 reviews)
“long room” (37 reviews)
“horse racing” (29 reviews)
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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good views of the racecourse from the city walls. In fact, we were wondering why people would pay to go into the race course! One viewing point on the city walls even had binoculars.

Thank Howarth S
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

25/11/17 We have just had our works Christmas night here ( all week inclusive package) We were based in the Long Room We had a great time🎉🎉🎉🎉 Well organised venue 7pm arrival for guests with a welcome drink Then we had a wonderful 3 course...More

Thank ahickman6
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your Christmas Party - hope to see you here again next year!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended the leverhulme stand for a Christmas party. It was such a lovely place all the staff did amazing to ensure we had a wonderful night. Especially the two security lads Neil and Colin. They went above and beyond to help us all enjoy...More

Thank Kate T
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - hope to see you back here next year!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed the Racecourse on our way round the City Walls. Although there was no Meeting on the place looked Amazing and you can only imagine the colour and atmosphere on Race Days, there was a Bar and Restaurant on site which are open on...More

Thank AndyA104
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we hope you will come back on a Raceday!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We go here quite often. We love the feel of this course. It is a pleasant day out if weather is good.

Thank LydUK
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review LydUK - we hope you'll join us for a fixture or two in 2018.

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Booked tickets for the County Longroom as this was a treat for us. Staff lovely and very helpful, the setting is great with lots of outside covered seating. Downside, it was ridiculously busy, not sure if thats because it was the finale but the queues...More

Thank Ann G
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you here again next season!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great day at the races. Weather a bit wet, but our table was sheltered. Didn't loser too much money, so very enjoyable day

Thank allenandchristine
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your review - hope to see you here again in 2018!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

15 of us had booked county stand tickets for Saturday 30th Sept. I personally was very excited in having my first Chester Races badge attached to my jacket. We attended the races on my future son in laws stag day, where we all booked tickets...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback has been passed on - we hope to see you here again next year.

Reviewed 21 September 2017

We came on a Hen weekend on Saturday 16th September. Decided to upgrade from Open Course to Tattersalls. Great decision. Took the train from Liverpool. Kim in the box office couldn't have helped us more, exchanging tickets and sorting it all for a party of...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day and we will be sure to pass on your feedback to Kim!

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Had a fabulous day out at the Autumn Festival. Have never been to a more user-friendly race course. Everything was toop notch from hospitality, through catering, through betting to the quality of the field and the scenic position of the course itself. We used to...More

Thank Diptych
ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear that the Races lived up to your expectations and we hope to see you here again next season!

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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
13 July 2017|
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£4.50 a pint
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Kayleigh T
7 July 2017|
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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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