Southwell Racecourse
Southwell Racecourse
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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.
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  • Julie
    Sheffield, United Kingdom99 contributions
    A fun day out
    We visited for a fun day out and we’re not disappointed. We are not avid race fans and inexperienced in the ways of betting but the staff were lovely and explained it all happily. It was a cold day and unfortunately there were no decaffeinated drinks available anyway. A few decaf tea or coffee bags would be appreciated please. We were happy to find that the reduced entry price for seniors tripped in at age 60!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 8 February 2023
  • Rodus
    Nottingham, United Kingdom69 contributions
    A Special Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse
    Wow what a day. My wife and l celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary along with family on Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. We had booked places in the Minster Suite and from arrival we were treated to something special. The venue is spotless the food exceptional and the staff attentive. The manager (Claire) ensured that everything went without a hitch. The MC within the suite kept everyone informed about what was happening and helped us have a great day. The day ended perfectly sitting in the sunshine listening to Scott Mills playing some great music.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Paul H
    Shipley, United Kingdom547 contributions
    Great Racing League Finale
    We had a great evening at Southwell racecourse for the finale of the Racing League. This is a lovely, relatively small course and the staff were all really personable. Stephan who was on the gate for the car park gave brilliant customer service to everyone. He should be commended.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
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longstaffs4
Leeds, UK94 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
My wife and i had our 1st visit to southwell races,really enjoyed the experience,we do visit many racecourses and this is a lovely friendly venue,it was a weekday and not too busy but still great,we had an offer of entry,racecard,drink and pie for £20 which is really good.
excellent view from paddock enclosure,all staff were friendly and helpful will return when we get a chance to
Written 23 September 2023
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Paul H
Shipley, UK547 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We had a great evening at Southwell racecourse for the finale of the Racing League. This is a lovely, relatively small course and the staff were all really personable. Stephan who was on the gate for the car park gave brilliant customer service to everyone. He should be commended.
Written 14 September 2023
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gary f
Bakewell, UK5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Just been to family fun day did not go in the restaurant the racing was fine what you would expect however the facilities at this race course are terrible queues every where not enough food outlets could not get a coffee the queues too long if you wait in the queue you miss the race just one outlet selling coffee for the amount of people too few out lets comparing this course with others of similar size it’s poor won’t be coming back I’ve been many times before but prefer other courses
Written 28 August 2023
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Rodus
Nottingham, UK69 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Wow what a day. My wife and l celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary along with family on Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse. We had booked places in the Minster Suite and from arrival we were treated to something special. The venue is spotless the food exceptional and the staff attentive. The manager (Claire) ensured that everything went without a hitch. The MC within the suite kept everyone informed about what was happening and helped us have a great day. The day ended perfectly sitting in the sunshine listening to Scott Mills playing some great music.
Written 21 August 2023
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Mark A
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Here right now in the Seasons restaurant on Ladies day and feel the service has been just so poor. £200 per ticket and our designated waiter has had to be told to serve us after we complained on a number of occasions.The food is nice as is the venu, but service is just poor.Also the allocated balcony to watch the racing is far too small and we were squashed in, which was so uncomfortable. Definitely not doing this again. Go in the stand and bring a picnic!!!
Written 20 August 2023
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alan w
1 contribution
Jun 2023
June 12th 2023 Meeting

Our day was spoilt by the appalling behaviour of a Racecourse employee who harangued us in the Car Park with the most vile language and threatening behaviour. He apparently was frustrated by my driving up the long lane into the racecourse. He was totally out of order and to make matters even worse he was the individual in charge of Hospitality in the reception area. Disgraceful. I have sent a letter of complaint to the Chief Executive of Southwell Racecourse asking for this employee to be dismissed immediately. We will not be returning to Southwell Racecourse ever again.

Alan Woodward, Utterby, Lincolnshire
Written 15 June 2023
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Hannah H
Hucknall, UK60 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Brilliant racecourse very clean, plenty to do. Car park could do with some attention and the catering stand aren’t that great didnt use the restaurant so i cant comment. Toilets were nice and clean.

We had a brilliant time and return
Written 23 April 2023
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Julie
Sheffield, UK99 contributions
Feb 2023
We visited for a fun day out and we’re not disappointed.
We are not avid race fans and inexperienced in the ways of betting but the staff were lovely and explained it all happily.
It was a cold day and unfortunately there were no decaffeinated drinks available anyway. A few decaf tea or coffee bags would be appreciated please.
We were happy to find that the reduced entry price for seniors tripped in at age 60!
Written 9 February 2023
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Review_aplenty
82 contributions
Nov 2022
Nice Racecourse. Easy to get in and out. Facilities are nice and clean. Food has really improved within the last 12/18months.
Written 5 January 2023
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Navigate429450
1 contribution
Dec 2022
This venue has been repurposed to rely heavily on dining/private boxes and owners and trainers, leaving Jo public (regular race goers) to suffer in the overcrowded draughty basement (in winter). I used to prefer this course to Leicester, but now won’t be returning. Even in the summer sitting outside it’s not possible to see the NH runners as the running rail masks the track. Poor design. Today, December 29th we went to the evening meeting and suffered with many others in the cold overcrowded basement while the diners and corporates enjoyed the best facilities upstairs (which clearly wasn’t full) Spoke to many who were very disappointed with the new regime.
It’s like the Titanic. Money on the upper decks and proletariat below, and they don’t really care.
Don’t go. We won’t.
Written 29 December 2022
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SOUTHWELL RACECOURSE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Southwell Racecourse is open:
  • Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00