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Address: Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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+44 1244 304600
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Chester is the oldest racecourse in the UK and possibly the world, the...

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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Great day out

Well worth a trip to the races if you're in town when they're on! The Dee enclosure and open course offer cheaper tickets and with no need to get your best clothes on. Drinks and... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Liz C
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

I went here with my family which included my disabled uncle. Easily accessible for him. Good time had by all.

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Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great day out just let down by the new rule of not taking alcohol onto the course . Hopefully this will be fixes .

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Thank philipjines1975
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Been a few times over the years but recently its gone down hill, full of stag doos and drunk idiots. Staff not in control, long queuea for overpriced low quality food and beer. Its a shame, used to be epic

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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Not strictly a race day event, but we went for the fireworks. I was pretty impressed for what £5 got you! Will definatly be going to the races and the fireworks in 2017

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Thank Piers B
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a trip to the races if you're in town when they're on! The Dee enclosure and open course offer cheaper tickets and with no need to get your best clothes on. Drinks and food at the racecourse are fairly expensive but open course provides opportunity to take your own picnic (unfortunately these days minus your own alcohol) to... More 

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Thank Liz C
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Chester race course is I think the oldest in the country a really top venue very close to town which is a bonus try it and see

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Lovely atmosphere a bit of harmless fun having a flutter and sampling the bubbly.It gets very busy so don't leave it until the last minute to enter or you may miss the first race. The queues can be long to place your bets but there are a lot of them so you can move about. we tend to go in... More 

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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I attended at Race Course this week in the evening for my annual Christmas Do. We paid £77.00 each for a private dining room, a three course meal and unlimited booze for the night with a 1.00.am bar. I / we really enjoyed the night, the staff were friendly and polite and we were looked after from start to finish.... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

……and very fair entrance prices for all. Excellent facilities throughout and good service. Also ideal for visiting the City Centre either before or after ‘race day’. A few problems with those the ‘worse for wear’ on the day…. surprisingly, mostly ladies….. but goes with the territory I suppose. All issues to be fair were well managed by the course staff.... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great bands, horse races, food - only disappointment was that the face painting queue was SO long and some of the rides our daughter couldn't go on as was too small.

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