20 reviews of Chester Race Co in English
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A day at Chester Races is a fabulous event. Although pretty small it tends to be a slightly more upmarket crowd than any of other local racecourses. Tattershalls tickets are the most popular, but there are also cheap dee tickets and expensive county stand tickets. Totesport day is great in midsummer. WARNING - if you are planning on a night out after book a table in a bar for dinner as early as possible, otherwise it is very difficult to get into anywhere in Chester.
A popular great day out which ever race you choose. It attracts many of the footballers from the local areas such as Manchester and Liverpool. Michael Owen is a regular fixture. They hosts a few Ladies Day’s and Evenings which are rather popular. Its nice to see many women who have made an effort to dress in fancy outfits and hats regardless of the weather.
There are a number of excellent bars and restaurants near the Race course. A number of visitors who come to the races take the opportunity to have a mini-break and enjoy the historic city of Chester.
Worth a go if you like the gee gees. A really good day out. If you want to live the high life though, don’t go for the Dee stand - though the atmosphere is probably just as good, it’s not the nicest. I went to the Dee stand as they were the only tickets left when I booked but still had a great time (spent a bomb and didn’t win a penny!)
Chester races tend to be some of the biggest days in the race calendar - and the race course at Chester is a fine venue to host such events.
The race course itself is actually one of the smaller ones in the UK, though you wouldn’t know it to look at it. There are a range of stands available for punters right through from seating on the grass bank (bring your own picnic) to the seats in the County stand which are the most expensive. Personally I enjoy sitting out on the grass in the 'cheap seats’ - though only on a nice day as there is no real cover if it starts to rain!
The Race Course also has several other facilities include a nice if overpriced restaurant, function rooms, a public carpark (for parking for the town centre on non-race days) and of course a range of corporate facilities. All of these are of a good standard - though the corporate rooms and boxes could do with modernising a little.
The best thing about the race day is its proximity to all local pubs and clubs. from £10 (dee stands) to £35 (county stands) you will find a price range to fit your wallet. beer is £3 a pint and wine £1.50. any food is expensive but if the weather is good then a great day will be had win or lose. the course is close enough to walk into town and enjoy the packed night life as well.
You can’t beat a good day out at Chester races. I try to visit here at least once every year. It is a nice course with plenty of bars, food outlets and betting stands! Most importantly, the toilets are plentiful and very clean! You mostly do not find excessive queues for the loos here in comparison with courses such as Aintree. Chester races are popular with the locals but attract people from miles as it’s such good fun! You don’t need to know anything about horses or racing to have a good day. Just find a group of mates and get yourself down there. Beware though, it can get very very busy in mid-summer.
A great and popular day out in Chester. It’s a lovely race-course and you can always tell when the races are on as the public transport system almost buckles under the pressure of many visitors into the city. They have boxes for those who have the money or the inclination for them, a certain Newcastle forward owns one of them and can be seen from time to time to watch his own horses. It’s not the cheapest day out, but it’s a fab idea to kick off a hen or stag weekend and gives you the excuse to dress up and have a great time. The carpark is manic though so I would avoid driving there, even to the car parks nearby and walk from the city centre instead as it’s not far.
What can be more fun than dressing up and going racing its a lovely circular course and is fun for all the Roman days (family days) are even more fun lots of people take picnic’s and really make a day of it. A must.
Last time I went was a corporate event and we were in a marque in the centre of the course. It was a really special day with lovely weather which helps, greated with a glass of pimms followed by a delicious 3 course meal with wine cheese and port all included. If you ever get invited to one of these events bite their hand off, you will have a fantastic day.
Absolutely a great day out especially on the hot summers days or nights. You can either get completely dressed up and make a day/night of it as the racecourse is situated right in the city centre. even if you dont like horse racing its still worth every penny. There are plenty of bars selling everything from the usual pint to the best champers lol
Fab day out!!
If you are thinking of going you should make sure you have plenty of money for the day as it is a very expensive day out. Especially as you will probably need to buy a new outfit as everyone really dresses up.
If you are driving you can park at the park and ride just as you are coming in to chester and the bus will drop you off right by the racecourse. This way you can avoid hefty parking charges.
There is a more informal area that you can sit in where you can take a picnic (plus wine!) and you dont have to dress up. Entry is much cheaper to this area. But obviously you can only really go here if the weather is good.
This is quite a small race course, however this is the beauty of it. Race days are busy and the atmosphere is great. Race days accomodate for all, if you dont like dressing up then you will be at home in your smart caual wear and if you like glaming up then you can really go for it and still feel at home. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the surrounding area so you can really make a day of it.
Really good day out. The racecourse is quite small, but has enclosures to suit all budgets. The atmosphere is fun and very friendly. It does get very busy and it’s probably best to get a coach trip or get the train. I wouldn’t recommend trying to park there. The whole city buzzes on race day and you can have a great night out afterwards, although the prices do tend to shoot up on race night!
Agree with all the other reviewers - brilliant day out getting drunk and betting on horses that have no chance of winning. Only whinnying. Geddit?
I like the fact that you can get really close to the horses as they come in. Racehorses are a lot smaller than I thought they would be.
Great day out.
As with other reviewers have been here many times for the summer meet(being a degenerate gambler,however don’t mail me for tips i once backed the Liberal Democrats to win the general election.).If your not into racing ,still a great place to put on your glad rags and have a drink and a bite to eat in the sun.Try it even for those who don’t gamble the races is a great day out with friends.
A cracking day out at the races.(All the better if the sun is shining)And a good place to meet people from all over the world!
Very close to the city centre with very reasonable admission prices.
Or watch while sat on the Roman wall by the roadside if your a tightwad!!
Before going to the course , may i recommend “Bar Lounge”(review to follow) An excellent bar just 5 mins walk away
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