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“Great racecourse, really enjoyable racing experience.”
Review of Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Newbury Racecourse is one of the UK's most prestigious racing venues, with 31 quality racedays each year. Opened in 1905 the course is home to the famous Hennessy Gold Cup and the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes, but also hosts world famous music acts during the summer months. The racecourse boasts three large grandstands making it a versatile venue for any event.
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great racecourse, really enjoyable racing experience.”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Whilst I am a bit biased being a member of the racecourse and a racing enthusiast, I have to say Newbury racecourse is a top venue. There are ample bars to get a drink from, but one criticism is that they are often understaffed with inexperienced staff (mostly young students-which is not a problem, but there should be an experienced supervisor in each bar), so on busy race days it can take some time to get served. In the Berkshire stand the wine press, (wine bar), is really good. The cheese/pate selection to eat is really good. House wine (berry brothers) is very nice and reasonably priced.
The paddock is easy to get to and you can generally get a good view of the horses. There are ample fast food outlets and quality is good. The 2 main restaurants are exceptionally good, and whilst I personally think the race day package is a little expensive ( especially on "premier" race days) is expensive the food & service is top quality!!.
The quality of races is always top class as it is one of the best courses in the country and hosts some of the top races in the racing calendar ( both flat & jumps).
When they hold concerts after racing they are always well attended, and depending on the artists playing can be very crowded so booking early is advised.
For anyone booking a special event the private box rentals are really good and make for a special day!

Visited November 2013
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“One of the best racecourses in the world”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Wonderful atmosphere. The bars are great but always understaffed. Your're best bet is to go on the minor days if you want a drink if you don't mind being sober then the Hennesy meeting is great.

Visited December 2012
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Harpenden
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Best maths lesson you can give your children”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

To be honest i can't remember which meet we actually went to but this was largely down to huge amount of fun we had with our 13 year old daughter betting on all the races. We didn't pay to go in the grand stand or paddock, but went for standing on the grass!! Cheap, standing, bring a pic nic, and hold everything down as it's windy. Calculating the odds and betting was just the best fun we had. And yes our daughter picked the winners. Best maths lesson you can have, amazing how they ponder each way and to win???????

Visited May 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Nice day out”
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Lovely experience and got lucky. Easy to get to from Newbury and local stations. Facilities were good and not over the top procewise

Visited October 2013
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Trying to book a Christmas Party!”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I say my visit was August, that is when I tried to get someone to talk to me to book a Christmas party - having sent an e-mail and left a voicemail over three weeks ago - to date I have not received a reply, which considering I am trying to spend money, seems very poor!

Visited August 2013
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