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Pontefract Races

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Address: Pontefract Park Park Road, Pontefract WF8 4QD, England
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Fab day out

Very good race meet today. Prices were ok and really good atmosphere. We was in the premier stand. Only think was there could have been more tables in the champagne bar.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wigan
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good race meet today. Prices were ok and really good atmosphere. We was in the premier stand. Only think was there could have been more tables in the champagne bar.

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LeedsRich, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review- we're thrilled you enjoyed your day! We've noted your comments on additional seating and we've actually got more patio furniture on order already. We look forward to welcoming you back soon More 

doncaster
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I always look forward to Pontefract races!Its always well attended and all the staff are so friendly. I am lucky enough to own a horse so I'm always in the owners and trainers bar,where you are looked after so well,always getting a delicious pork sandwich and coffee! Looking forward to my next visit!

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! More 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I go on a regular basis to the races at Pontefract, always a good day out whether your a horse racing fan or not, being local I always bump into people I haven't seen for years and always have a quick catch up.

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Ponte R, Guest Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! We look forward to seeing you in 2017! More 

Pontefract
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A fantastic day/evening Had by all The food and service was outstanding staff were very helpful and the venue was just perfect for our party Thank you

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Ponte R, Guest Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Hi Sarah We're thrilled that you had a great time at Pontefract and hope to welcome you back again during 2017 More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

you dont have to be a gambler to have a great afternoon out our friends with us dont gamble but they really enjoyed themselves the place is well organised there are plenty of places to buy food and drink which is of good quality late in the day it did become rowdy with certain gents which took the edge off... More 

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LeedsRich, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review - glad that you and your friends enjoyed the day. Sorry to hear that you had a few issues with rowdiness - if this does become an issue at any future visits, please do pop in to the Raceday Office and we will do our best to monitor any unnecessary behaviour. We look forward to... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Spent a very enjoyable afternoon with daughter, son in law and their 2 teenage children. While my wife and I had been racing before it was a new experience for the family and they all agreed that they would repeat the experience. All the amenities at Pontefract are conveniently located and the service we received at the Tote, the bookies,... More 

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you all back to Pontefract in 2017! More 

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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon of racing at Pontefract I can highly recommend this course it's so friendly. The park suite offers excellent food always high quality. We bumped into friends too so an unexpected surprise. We have had some lovely days here in 2016.... Bring on 2017

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Hi Sue Thanks for the lovely review - we're thrilled that you've had some enjoyable days with us and look forward to welcoming you back in 2017! More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I visited on Monday 3rd October and enjoyed a good afternoon at the races. I paid to go in the members enclosure where we found plenty of seating on the sunny grassed area beside where the horses leave the paddock to enter the racecourse. A very friendly and welcoming experience with close access to the parade ring to see the... More 

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Dear Darren Thanks for the review! We're thrilled that you had a good day with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A group of Ladies attended Ladies Day and had the Marquee package. It was great fun, particularly as I have never been to the races before and really good value.

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Great to hear that you had a lovely day out! Our 2017 Ladies Day will be on Wednesday 9th August and we hope to see you again then! More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the Racourse with my wife to celebrate her birthday on the 22 sept.I booked the Park Suite as a surprise for her.We had a table for two in a corner next to a large table of gents only,about ten of them.The food was very nice and we enjoyed a lovely meal.Unfortunately after the food was enjoyed the table... More 

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's a shame that we did not know about these issues until the day after the race meeting as we would have been able to move your table to a quieter area. Sadly, we were not aware that the table next to you was all gentlemen - nor that you were celebrating a special occasion.... More 

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