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Pontefract Races

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Ladies day

Always have a good day here, I think you should be able to take a bit of alcohol in with you as the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Linzi W
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Quaint little course

What a quaint little course. Small but good course. Great racing and day out. Good value food and... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Frank S
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Pontefract Park Park Road, Pontefract WF8 4QD, England
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Always have a good day here, I think you should be able to take a bit of alcohol in with you as the others areas allow it. The lager is so over priced and not that great, I went to other bars to buy a...More

Thank Linzi W
Ponte R, General Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

HI Linzi Thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated! Glad to hear that you had a good day generally. Our catering company set all the prices for the drinks - it would be hugely helpful if you were able...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

What a quaint little course. Small but good course. Great racing and day out. Good value food and drink. Well worth a visit for a good day out

Thank Frank S
Ponte R, Front Office Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear Frank Thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. We're thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable day with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract again soon.

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Great day at the races for my son's 21st Birthday. Booked the VIP package in the Premier enclosure. Food and service excellent.

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Ponte R, Front Office Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract again soon.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

This was my first time at the races and it was a real eye opener. The weather was glorious and it was delightful seeing all the ladies dressed up in their finery for the day. I watched the Best Dressed lady parade and that was...More

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your first ever trip to the races. Ladies Day in particular is a very social occasion with lots of groups of friends and colleagues getting...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent in the park suite restaurant. Table for the evening and service at table. All facilities to hand

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review - it's hugely appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract again soon

Reviewed 21 August 2018

First time here and was pleased with facilities. Plenty for everyone to do and see. And they allow you to take your only drink into course (4 cans anyway).

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated! We're really pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable first visit to Pontefract and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

There are three Sunday meetings each summer which are themed for the family. If the weather is kind, it is a delight to take the car into the picnic car park (Just £15 for car and family) and enjoy the racing and other events from...More

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Ponte R, Front Office Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! Hopefully the weather will be kinder on your next visit than it was on the day you were with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract soon

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The greatest racecourse in Yorkshire a little gem.great facilities excellent racing a good bunch of racecourse bookmakers the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic day out

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Ponte R, Front Office Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you so much taking the time to write a review - much appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract again very soon!

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Attended ladies day, admittedly I had low expectations for the event but I have to admit I was surprised at how busy it was, the effort everyone had gone to, and how well organised the whole event was. The races had just enough time between...More

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Ladies Day is historically quite a busy meeting but pleased to hear that you enjoyed it! There is often a great atmosphere for this day, along with our Friday evenings and Sunday Family Days. We...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Third course visited this week and the best one out of the three. Well signposted, plenty of welcoming staff guiding you to ample parking (free). OAP prices make it one of the most reasonable priced courses (we have now visited 39). Plenty of helpful staff...More

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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great day with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract very soon.

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Martin164swift
1 June 2018|
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Response from Ponte R | Property representative |
The Dining Room holds around 100 - 120 people depending on the size of the tables. We normally cater for at least two sittings throughout a race meeting
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liambillingsley
17 October 2017|
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Response from Ponte R | Property representative |
We normally have around 4,000 racegoers :-)
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Vicky D
20 August 2017|
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Response from Ponte R | Property representative |
Hi there - the funfair rides vary in prices depending on the type of ride. They're between £1 and £2.50.
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