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Chester Racecourse

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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GOING DOWNHILL!!!

I visit the races every year, and my last visit, last Friday was far from enjoyable. This is down... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
tonydee1964
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
A little diamond...but with a few flaws

We travelled down here for race days 10 and 11th of may.stayed in local hotel about 10 min walk... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Misspongebob
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Durham, 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 5 weeks ago

I visit the races every year, and my last visit, last Friday was far from enjoyable. This is down to yobs in suits, barging into people, while they are carrying drinks from the bar and causing them to spill them, without an apology, just an...More

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

Sorry to read your review, we have passed your feedback to relevant departments.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We travelled down here for race days 10 and 11th of may.stayed in local hotel about 10 min walk away.easy to find .staff outside course quickly direct you to the gate you need to be in. We found security staff very friendly and chatty.steep stairs...More

1  Thank Misspongebob
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We will be sure to feedback your comments to the relevant departments and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Great day out at the races , good atmosphere with large crowds . Plenty of bookies to lose your money with and a great atmosphere in the city centre , right next to course , in the evening

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you here again in the near future.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Came here with Chester Business Club after a lunch at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Overall a good day at the races. The race course can be better as the county stands have a good bar but nothing like the champagne bar at the other end...More

1  Thank chris w
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are pleased to read that overall you had a good day at the races.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My wife and I visited the Dee stand last thurs 10th May. I am a keen racing fan and Chester is the only grade 1 COURSE I hadnt been to. I know the dee stand is one of the cheaper enclosures but it was a...More

2  Thank cooler572
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for making the trip all the way from Ireland. We will be sure to feedback your comments to the relevant departments and hope to welcome you here again in future.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Chester races is a top day out but where do you dig your security staff up from? I appreciate control and security of such large crowds who are drinking is a difficult job. But repeatedly I see security staff who are looking to incite a...More

1  Thank APHCumbria
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback. If you wish to elaborate on the points made please email enquiries@chester-races.com.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here on Friday, the 11th of May on what must’ve been the coldest day the spring which slightly ruined it. This is very nice race course However I would not go in the county enclosure again as there is no seating whatsoever. You can...More

1  Thank Scrumpets
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope that you will be back again in future, hopefully the sunshine will make an appearance too!

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Had a great day out at this racecourse on the Friday meeting. Had great tickets at the Winning Post enclosure with seats right on the side of the track. Good bar with reasonably priced wines & very friendly staff. Food options where very good quality...More

2  Thank Leedsaway67
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your day in The Winning Post, and hope to see you here again soon.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Thankfully the weather was good if a little chilly. I wish I had taken flip flops to give my poor feet a rest. Tickets bought were for the County Stand and were perfect. We add access to everything and had a beautiful day. My husband...More

Thank Catherine B
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you here again in future - maybe with a few winners next time!

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

A great afternoon of racing and sunshine! As a first time race goer it was a little confusing where our tickets allowed us to go. The map on the web site is not clear and difficult to understand. When we did ask where the best...More

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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere here. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to the relevant departments and we hope you will join us here again in...More

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