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Chelmsford City Racecourse

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Still good, but food worse than previous visits

We've visited Chelmsford races several times and always use the Fairwood restaurant. We much... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2019
Stu151
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Wickford, United Kingdom
Race Evening

We took a group of 14 to a ravening in October to celebrate our Directors 40 years of service. The... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
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Chelmsford City Racecourse is Britain’s newest racecourse offering thrilling all-weather racing under the mesmerizing light of its Champagne fluted floodlights. The venue also highlights its versatility with a huge range of non-raceday events. Now...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Moulsham Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM3 1QP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been several times now the food continues to disappoint the view of the racing is very restricted. Plenty of on course bookies however so will keep hoping the food improvesMore

Date of experience: February 2019
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your review of the course. Unfortunately you have not specified which area of the course you are trying to eat in so I am unable to address your comments other than to say that we do receive good feedback regarding our...More

Reviewed 11 February 2019

We've visited Chelmsford races several times and always use the Fairwood restaurant. We much enjoyed the evening's racing (as always), but the food wasn't as good as before (see my previous reviews). It's little things really, the roast beef was only available well done (to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. You have not specified a date which you attended the racecourse, however the carvery in the Fairwood is an extremely popular package and we receive very good feedback for the quality of the food. It...More

Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

Just enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable behind the scenes tour at Chelmsford City Racecouse, Treated to in-depth overview of the racing and the work of the people behind the scenes and finished off with a lovely glass of decent bubby

Date of experience: January 2019
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review following your trip to the course. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening and hope to be able to welcome you back to the course in the near future.

Reviewed 27 December 2018

Very disappointed with the meal portions they were very small Service poor and the staff were not very polite For the amount of £40.00 per head this was not very good The atmosphere and music however was good We were with a party of 19...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you for leaving your review following your trip to the course. We are sorry you felt this did not live up to your expectations. If you would like to send your feedback to info@chelmsfordcityracecourse.com we would be delighted to address your comments in full....More

Reviewed 17 December 2018

We had two tables at the racecourse shared Christmas party. Our whole party had a great time and we were all very impressed. The staff were all friendly and welcoming, and the service of the meal was extremely efficient. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review following your trip to the racecourse. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to be able to welcome you back here again in the near future.

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely venue, nice room and helpful staff on arrival. However it wasn’t easy to access due to the single carriage way tunnel with unhelpful, rude stewards directing traffic. Food and service average. After the meal was served, drinks from the bar were only available in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thank you for leaving your comments following your trip to the course. We are sorry it did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. Your feedback will be passed on to management and reviewed in due course. We hope to be able to...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Nice spacious venue. Polite and well presented staff. The Xmas meal was poor though as the meat was served cold and the veg was not cooked properly either.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thank you for leaving your comments following your trip to the course. Your feedback regarding the food will be passed over to the catering department and reviewed by the chefs. Many thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

What an amazing establishment this is. A great night was had by all 7 of us. From the very start of the afternoon you are made to feel special. On arrival in the car park, the older members of our party were escorted to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely and informative review following your trip to the course. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future.

Reviewed 17 November 2018

Live Racing, Quality Food and first class customer service made this a memorable night out. The staff were friendly and professional and the food was tasty, served hot and plentiful. The atmosphere was good and the sport entertaining.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for leaving your comments following your trip to the racecourse. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit here and very much hope to be able to welcome you back here again in the near future!

Reviewed 12 November 2018

We took a group of 14 to a ravening in October to celebrate our Directors 40 years of service. The whole evening was superb from the food to the racing and viewing areas. many thanks

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julian T
ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you so much for leaving your comments following your trip to the course. We are delighted that you and your guests enjoyed the event and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Frank F
22 January 2018|
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Response from christophers514 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can not answer the question only trouble with Chelmsford race course it is in the middle of nowhere and your only viable option is a taxi
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Claire P
30 August 2017|
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Response from colinbray1973 | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with the course but if in doubt. Smart casual always goes well.
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