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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 and restaurant at the Chester site.

The company also provide external catering services for third party events.

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Day at the races

Very nice race course.Friendly staff.A good day out for anyone.Beer and food expensive. The atmosphere stands out above everything.Would recommend to all.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2015
Paul T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Very nice race course.Friendly staff.A good day out for anyone.Beer and food expensive. The atmosphere stands out above everything.Would recommend to all.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

There was not a race on during our break in Chester but you got a fabulous view of the racetrack from the open deck bus tour and also when you walk the city walls.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We go to the races at Chester at least once a year and have a brilliant day every time! Drinks are expensive but I'd say that's the only issue I've faced. The racecourse is in a brilliant location in Chester City Centre, perfect for pre-drinks and to carry on drinking after the final race!

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Thank Aimeeh22
Telford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I first attended Chester Races in 1965 and my family have followed suit, as a keen racegoer my main reason for attending is the racing. Sadly over a number years the venue has become an increasingly popular outlet for loud, foul-mouthed drunks of both sexes and consequently we have not attended for the last 5 years. I note that the... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

paid £31 for a ticket to the tatterstalls that ended up to be a football stand. For this price i did not expect to squashed into a football stand with girls in silly shoes sitting around everywhere. To go and place a bet ment having to get passed all these people and back again. left the racecourse eraly and the... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

I would rate this as one of the best race courses due to the proximity to the town centre. We were fortunate to be watching the racing from restaurant 1539 so we thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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_CRC_Reply, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi, We're glad to hear you had a great experience at Chester Races, thanks for your positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon! Chester Racecourse More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

I can't help out with the horse racing here. I went on the day of the Chester Marathon & it was a well organized scenic marathon. The racecourse was a nice place to be.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

The race course is very beautiful and the track is pretty good... The atmosphere is electric on race days and serene on the other days... There are lots of betting stalls where you can place your bet on race days... Most of the other days people walk their dogs and jog around the course Certainly worth a day out on... More 

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_CRC_Reply, Guest Relations Manager at Chester Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi, We're glad to hear you had a great experience at Chester Races, thanks for your positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon! Chester Racecourse More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, good amenities and prices for food and drink reasonable. The venue is served by all forms of local transport, we traveled by bus and they were clean, on time and the drivers helpful.

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Hi, We're glad to hear you had a great experience at Chester Races, thanks for your positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon! Chester Racecourse More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Such a lovely course and well organised racecourse, all the staff were very friendly and the staff were great in the bedding offices, bars and the White Horse was a great pub, I would defo come back here again but would stay very close to the racecourse.

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Hi, We're glad to hear you had a great experience at Chester Races, thanks for your positive feedback! We hope to see you again soon! Chester Racecourse More 

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