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Newcastle Racecourse

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Fights & drunks not class at all.

I just wish people didn't pretend to be posh & rich at these events when only after a few hours... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Les Scott A
Shame the weather wasn't better

This is a good venue for a great day out and has reasonable facilities but when the weather is... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
swfjambo
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Located within High Gosforth Park, Newcastle Racecourse is home to the historic Northumberland Plate, and is one of Britain’s busiest racecourses, hosting over 60 all-weather and jumps fixtures a year. An ideal venue for all occasions, the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of racegoers including myself no longer take binoculars to racecourses. This is a big mistake here! Without a doubt the worst viewing experience i have encountered at any UK racecourse. There is a big screen but its so small and you are so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a non-racing event being held at the Race Course sorry but Newcastle Race Course hostility buildings are in need of a complete overhaul the entire building smells of damp, the plasterwork in places is dropping off the walls even the paintwork is shabby...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tim C
Reviewed 5 January 2019

We had booked this months in advance as a special day out with family who had never been to a horse racing track. It was a big race day, the Fighting 5th Hurdle, sadly the racecourse facilities were a big let down, clearly unable to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

I just wish people didn't pretend to be posh & rich at these events when only after a few hours it's clear that they are just rough and common. Fighting by both sexes and you cannot get into the mens toilets as the women are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Les Scott A
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Having not attended the fighting fifth meeting since the great days of Harchibald, i set off full of excitement to watch some top class racing at this venue for a change. Granted the day was miserable, but this venue is not capable of facilitating even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

This is a good venue for a great day out and has reasonable facilities but when the weather is inclement and a high percentage are inside on a busy day then it can be quite cramped and queues for food and drink are quite long....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NewcastleR1, Head of Marketing at Newcastle Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Thanks for your positive review. We will address the staffing and outlet issue you've raised ahead of future events.

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This was the first time I have been here. I came here with a big group of friends. The day was great but the queues at the bar were crazy. More staff were definitely needed at the upstairs bar. The queues for food were ridiculous....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lipsti
NewcastleR1, Head of Marketing at Newcastle Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Thanks for your comments. We will address the staffing and outlet issues you've raised with the team ahead of future events.

Reviewed 21 November 2018

Just to the north of the city, easily acessable, smashing course, on the flat or national hunt. Autumn evevenings are great

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

went here last Wednesday night. Had so much fun, apart from the cold and wind it was the perfect night out. Staff could not have been more friendly or helpful throughout. woudl 100% go back next time in Newcastle.

Date of experience: October 2018
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NewcastleR1, Head Of Marketing at Newcastle Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Stephanie. We're glad you had a great time and hope you can join us again soon, perhaps for one of our summer racedays!

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 4pm for an evenings horse racing, never been before so had to ask for help eg where to park, where to go etc, I have never been to a venue where all the staff from car park attendants, reception staff, bar staff, Chef,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NewcastleR1, Head Of Marketing at Newcastle Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We will pass your comments on to the staffing teams to highlight the good work they're doing. We hope to see you again soon!

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Dave S
3 January 2019|
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Response from NewcastleR1 | Property representative |
Hi Dave, the £16 ticket does include access to indoor areas with bars, food outlets and betting facilities.
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Colin179
30 September 2018|
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Response from NewcastleR1 | Property representative |
Hi Colin, yes there is a large indoor area for Grandstand visitors, and another for Premier visitors.
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