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Pontefract Races

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I always find Pontefract races a very good experience the foods good not dear the horse racing is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
waynemD8478FW
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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Loved it boss

Went a couple years back for my work anniversary thing. Amazing, I may not have won but the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Garfunkel23
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always find Pontefract races a very good experience the foods good not dear the horse racing is captivating exciting and thrilling having a bet makes my day win lose or draw . staff are helpful but on a downside there’s not enough seating its...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ponte R, General Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Pontefract. We're glad to hear that you enjoy your visits. We do occasionally have comments on the lack of seating and, in 2019, we are opening a new patio area between the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went a couple years back for my work anniversary thing. Amazing, I may not have won but the atmosphere was epic

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're thrilled to hear that you had a great day with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract soon.

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Our favourite day throughout the races. Buzzing atmosphere, bubbly and pretty dresses and fancy hats. Brilliant day out. Lovely for the family picknics and just something different to do. A must visit if you’ve never been.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract during the year.

Reviewed 14 December 2018

a little dated, but you can choose from a variety of standing points to watch the races. On family days they have various activities for the children. You can also take along your own picnic hamper/chairs/blankets etc during the nice summer months. makes for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thanks for the review Tracey - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract in 2019.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great place to go with family or friends or group day out. Top venue and great place to go Sunday family days are great

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review -much appreciated! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoy your Family Days at Ponte and we look forward to welcoming you back again in 2019!

Reviewed 17 November 2018

We lovely to visit on family day when we can bring the children and a picnic. The kids always have lots of fun and love seeing the horses close up. It doesn’t cost and arm and a leg if you do it his way. Great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ponte R, Front Office Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it's much appreciated! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoy the Family Days and look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract in 2019!

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Always have a good day here, I think you should be able to take a bit of alcohol in with you as the others areas allow it. The lager is so over priced and not that great, I went to other bars to buy a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ponte R, General Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

HI Linzi Thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated! Glad to hear that you had a good day generally. Our catering company set all the prices for the drinks - it would be hugely helpful if you were able...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

What a quaint little course. Small but good course. Great racing and day out. Good value food and drink. Well worth a visit for a good day out

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ponte R, Front Office Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear Frank Thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. We're thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable day with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract again soon.

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Great day at the races for my son's 21st Birthday. Booked the VIP package in the Premier enclosure. Food and service excellent.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ponte R, Front Office Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Pontefract again soon.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

This was my first time at the races and it was a real eye opener. The weather was glorious and it was delightful seeing all the ladies dressed up in their finery for the day. I watched the Best Dressed lady parade and that was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ponte R, Public Relations Manager at Pontefract Races, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your first ever trip to the races. Ladies Day in particular is a very social occasion with lots of groups of friends and colleagues getting...More

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Martin164swift
1 June 2018|
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Response from Ponte R | Property representative |
The Dining Room holds around 100 - 120 people depending on the size of the tables. We normally cater for at least two sittings throughout a race meeting
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liambillingsley
16 October 2017|
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Response from Ponte R | Property representative |
We normally have around 4,000 racegoers :-)
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Vicky D
19 August 2017|
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Response from Ponte R | Property representative |
Hi there - the funfair rides vary in prices depending on the type of ride. They're between £1 and £2.50.
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