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Chester Racecourse

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Address: Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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+44 1244 304600

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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Beautiful city centre course

Visited on Easter weekend when it held a food and drink festival, unfortunately no racing Great location and within walking distance of the city centre. Modernised and attractive... read more

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Peter W
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Easter weekend when it held a food and drink festival, unfortunately no racing Great location and within walking distance of the city centre. Modernised and attractive course full of character

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Reviewed 1 week ago

fun on a race day and a good chance to make some money if your lucky. there are great bars on both sides of the track and sometimes a fun fair for children.

Thank Jack O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends and what a day we had . We all won money so it paid for the full weekend...cant wait to go back

Thank Digitaldave1971
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to take the children. While they play in the park area you can sit outside and relax with a drink. Then order your meal although it's expensive it's a nice place for families

Thank jean j
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out at the races for any occasion, big place, plenty of choice if stands from bottom. End to top end prices.

Thank carla290
Chester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We always choose this menu when taking the family out for lunch. The venue is superb and everyone enjoys being able to look across the racecourse. The food is always excellent and service good too.

Thank Doddsu
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Lovely location, wonderful staff who were all very helpful considering how busy it was, however on race days its all so false, far to many WAG types, go on a non race day and enjoy the location and the excellent restaurant

Thank judilemsip
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Chester Race Course is a thing of Beauty that can also make you some money, if you pick the rite horse at least! it is next to the River Dee even when closed it look majestic, this is because its the first official Race course and has been on the same sit for over a century, if you go to... More 

Thank robert572
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

There is History here as the Cheshire Regiment was raise here by the Roodee in 1689, before travelling to Ireland to fight at the Battle of the Boyne. It is a small compact race course where you are right up close to the action. You can stay in the stand or wander the centre of the circular course.

Thank Meeanee
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The racecourse is lovely in Chester, even when the races aren't on. Great to walk around and always nice to families walking together,

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