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Chelmsford City Racecourse

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Moulsham Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM3 1QP, England
+44 1245 360300
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Great times at the races

It is well worth a visit for a race day/night. They also hold entertainment nights, with bands and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jamesmwood74
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Awful don’t go there.... tokens only 10 tokens for jug of awful pimms £22.50 a jug absolute... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jayne123essex
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essex
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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 into its third year, the racecourse continues to strive for excellence in all areas, already having won multiple Racecourse Association Excellence Accolades, most recently for staff customer service and visitor information. The brand-new facilities provide a wonderful setting from which to anchor your raceday experience. The Grandstand boasts two restaurants, one ideal for families, friends and corporate events, the other, a more formal environment and perfect to celebrate special occasions. The restaurants are complimented by the lively Sports Bar area offering various raceday packages and bars for general admission.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“race course” (27 reviews)
“chelmsford city” (30 reviews)
“sports bar” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Moulsham Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM3 1QP, England
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+44 1245 360300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is well worth a visit for a race day/night. They also hold entertainment nights, with bands and other fun things to do.

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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are really pleased you enjoy your trips to the course and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for more of our events!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful don’t go there.... tokens only 10 tokens for jug of awful pimms £22.50 a jug absolute joke!!!! Nothing much else at bar to drink all done on a shoestringMore

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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. All of the bars were fully stocked with a range of drinks which are always priced competitively to other local leisure venues. Your feedback will be passed to the bar/catering team and reviewed when planning future events, thank you for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd year attending Ladies Day, we were very disappointed with several aspects of the day. First was that we weren’t allowed into the main building, we had to try to find a list of the races and then somewhere where we could...More

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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your feedback following your trip to Ladies Day. We are sorry the day did not meet your expectations on this occasion. When the tickets went on sale, we did try and make it clear the areas which were accessible with each...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there a few times now and its a nice modern place with really good food. Cam go out to see the end of races/be under cover if its wet, Betting is easy with Tote and commercial on offer. An all round good evening.

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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving your feedback regarding your trip to the course. We are really pleased that you enjoy coming here and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous day with great friends, however....from the start there was confusion. One of our party had pre ordered drinks tokens: she was sent from pillar to post for over half an hour to try and collect them! We had paid for gold enclosure...More

Thank Colin B
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your feedback following your trip to Ladies Day. We positioned a big screen in the Gold Enclosure where we felt that all guests would be able to see this and enjoy the racing and we will pass all of your comments...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our 2nd visit for ladies day - this year tokens where introduced "which" I get as in the past there have been a variety of different prices charged for the same round of drinks HOWEVER £5 for a ready made can of gin / vodka...More

Thank rainey8
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments following your trip to the course last week. We appreciate all of your ideas and we will review these when planning for future events. We hope you enjoyed your day on the whole and look forward to welcoming you back...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another great day at this venue. Well organised & liked the options for day. We choose Tipsey Tea & we're greeted by lovely Jess who explained how it all worked. The bar staff were helpful & worked so hard all day with a smile. Understand...More

Thank janc6350
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your trip to Ladies Day! We do review all comments when we are planning for future events and your points about the afternoon tea will be passed on to the catering team. We...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous venue for this event. Course staff very helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much bother. The event was amazing. Lots of different stands and workshops. Can't wait for next year's.

Thank Pauline H
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for leaving your comments following your visit to the course for the exhibition this weekend. We are delighted you enjoyed the event and will pass your comments on to the event organisers.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We went for a lads Thursday night out. we had a great time and found the drink and food prices about average for a venue like this. There was a good atmosphere about the venue. The bar staff and fast food sections were running smoothly...More

Thank Lee G
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for your comments following your evening at the racecourse. We are really pleased you enjoyed your lads night out and hope you will repeat it again in the not too distant future!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Our waitress was attentive and sweetly friendly the lady who booked our races VERY nice, very social and our food was better than I hoped to get, not quite warm enough but all in all very nice. The whole experience of dinning, placing bets something...More

Thank travelingplaces40
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ccre2015, Manager at Chelmsford City Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your trip to the racecourse. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and your comments regarding the catering will be passed on to the catering manager. We look forward to being able to welcome...More

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Frank F
22 January 2018|
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Response from christopher s | 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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