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Chester Racecourse

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304600
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The Roodee is the oldest racecourse in England and famous for the meet in May. Once this was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan B
A fabulous day out

Chester Races never fail to disappoint us. It’s always fun to dress up, take a little bet or six... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mala N
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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” (38 reviews)
“horse racing” (29 reviews)
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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roodee is the oldest racecourse in England and famous for the meet in May. Once this was the only month races were held but over the years due to popularity more and more races are been held and they are always very popular especially...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chester Races never fail to disappoint us. It’s always fun to dress up, take a little bet or six and sip pink champagne after a lovely lunch here too.

Thank Mala N
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Can’t fault a day at the races in Chester always have so much fun! Only thing would be more toilet facilities because there is always huge queues, and more choice of drinks at the main bars

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

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
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 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
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 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
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

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
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

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

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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
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ChesterRaceCompany, Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

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

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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
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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!

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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
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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!

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I know there are seats in the long room/county stand and you can go inside in to but can't remember if there is in the Dee stand
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