Southwell Racecourse

Southwell Racecourse: Hours, Address, Southwell Racecourse Reviews: 4.5/5

Southwell Racecourse
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Southwell Racecourse is located in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire and is not only a horseracing venue, with over 50 meetings a year, but also hosts a number of antiques fairs, conferences and outdoor events throughout the year.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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4.5
145 reviews
Excellent
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40
Average
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Katie
Sheffield, UK465 contributions
A true racing venue
Mar 2020
Having been brought up a stones throw from Doncaster Racecourse, I always knew race meets to be large events where people got overly dressed up and usually very drunk. It was lovely to come to Southwell, where it was so much more about the racing. Very pleasant venue with good service. I will definitely be back.
Written 11 August 2020
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,039 contributions
SUPERB LITTLE COURSE
Feb 2020
I’ve been coming here for well over forty years and have seen many changes on the way.
I use to love sitting in the old wooden grandstand which looked directly down the track!
But things move on , and the management team at Southwell have done a stirling job over recent years. From excellent car parking and new access, to the all weather and most recently the floodlit racing.
It seems that on every visit I see some form of addition to this grand rural racecourse.
Written 24 May 2020
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Ray G
Derbyshire2 contributions
Nice course shame about the service.
Feb 2020 • Couples
My first time visiting the course. I was looking forward to a few beers and some good racing of which I love. The course was nice and racing was good but trying to get the few Ales I enjoy while out for the day at the races was near on impossible. I had to wait an hour in a queue to get a beer so missed a race and almost missed another due too this so it took the enjoyment out of the day a little having to wait around so much. I liked the course but it has put me off going back due to the what seemed like a severe lack of preparation of what was going to be a very busy day due to it being a free ticket day.
Written 5 March 2020
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LoveTravel722932
Lincolnshire, UK69 contributions
Lovely racecourse
Feb 2020 • Friends
Very nice racecourse, the staff are very helpful and friendly,
Yeh there was a queue for food/drink but with the amount of people you expect to queue.
Written 3 March 2020
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eaglepape
Grantham, UK10 contributions
Leaving was the highlight
Feb 2020 • Friends
I have been to this venue before and had a great day in one of the boxes with 12 others. Sadly this time we tried a free entry, and had this been my first time I would not return. If you offer a free ticket then surely this should be a marketing event to get people to come back? The place was packed with guests trying to get drinks and food. Queuing was beyond a joke and no fun for your staff or us thirsty soles on the other side. Whilst queuing I missed 2 races! You lost a fortune in bar sales! as most people around me were giving up likely only drinking a small portion of what they would if able to get to the bar. We got so fed up we left with 2 races to go and went to a pub. Judging by the amount of others leaving at the same time you must see this as a bit of a shot in the foot? Come on Southwell team, if you do this type of event make the most of it....based on my first trip I know you are much better than this. I would love to come back but I certainly won’t do the free event as it is only free if you enjoy it. I was also unable to get any food either....as the fish and chips did not look like waiting in another 45min queue to eat on non existent tables. Come on Southwell!! Pull yourselves together and raise your game
Written 1 March 2020
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Thanks for getting in touch with us about your recent visit here. I completely understand why you’re disappointed about the service you received at the Racecourse. After reading your review, I absolutely agree you should’ve had a better experience and I’m sorry you’re feeling let down. We had a much larger than expected crowd, and what we expected to be an outdoor racing event, due to the weather, ended up being an indoor event. F&B service was hugely effected by these circumstances, but we agree with your feedback and we should have done better. Please send an email to info@southwell-racecourse.co.uk as we would welcome a response.
Written 2 March 2020
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Jackie E
Grantham, UK6 contributions
Badly managed racecourse
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great racecourse but so inefficiently run. The queues for the bar and food stations are enormous. The staff struggle but just cannot cope! We waited around 45 minutes to get served at the bar!! The prices are over the top too.
It really could be so much nicer an experience if only enough staff were employed to cope with the numbers of people. Must try harder
Written 29 February 2020
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Thank you for leaving feedback about your recent visit here. I completely understand why you’re disappointed about the service you received at the Racecourse. After reading your review, I absolutely agree you should’ve had a better experience and I’m sorry you’re feeling let down. We had a much larger than expected crowd, and what we expected to be an outdoor racing event, due to the weather, ended up being an indoor event. F&B service was hugely effected by these circumstances, but we agree with your feedback and we should have done better. Please send an email to info@southwell-racecourse.co.uk as we would welcome a response.
Written 2 March 2020
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Stephen H
4 contributions
Seasons Restaurant
Feb 2020 • Family
We have been before to the restaurant and last time it was awful but we thought we would give it another go! Well I wish we hadn't.... The food was average st best. It was a free entry night so we paid £65 for the meal inc prosecco! Not worth price and next time I will eat elsewhere and then attend the course. I have in fact booked tickets for the course next week but not the restaurant! What should have been a lovely birthday celebration was ruined!
Written 29 February 2020
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Thank you for your review about your recent visit here. Your opinion is very important to us, but as the only customer in our Seasons Restaurant who didn’t enjoy there evening, we are keen to find out a little more. We would really appreciate it if you could contact us at info@southwell-racecourse.co.uk with more detail.
Written 2 March 2020
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David M
10 contributions
RECOMMENDED
Jan 2020 • Couples
Just had a night here on 15th January 20th We have been to lots of recetracks and the this was our first at Southwell we booked a table in the seasons restaurant and would like to compliment the chef for a wonderful meal that made the night complete thank you all A+++***
Written 18 January 2020
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Thank you very much David for your kind words and delighted to hear you had such a good day with us! See you soon!
Written 22 January 2020
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HazBuch
3 contributions
Something different for a great night out with friends
Nov 2019
We went to Southwell Racecourse on a Sat evening and it made for a great evening out. Was enjoyed by all.
Written 2 January 2020
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Thank you very much, chuffed to hear you had a good night. See you again soon!
Written 22 January 2020
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Andrew
Desford, UK13 contributions
Race day
Dec 2019 • Couples
Fantastic day at Southwell races. The staff and facilities were great.
We had pre booked a table in the restaurant, which was situated with view over parade ring. The food & staff were excellent, will definitely return.
Written 16 December 2019
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Glad you enjoyed your day with us, and hopefully see you soon.
Written 22 January 2020
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