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“Winner”
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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Winner”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We went to the racecourse for a team building exercise with work and the firm hired a box on the 5th floor. Excellent service in the box. Buffet was lovely. Views of the racing were superb. The only gripe I have was there was only one lift and it was constanly busy which made popping down to the trackside to soak up the atmosphere and place bets was a hindered somewhat by waiting ages for a damned lift. There was a second lift just for the stewards who also used our lift which was annoying

Visited July 2014
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good racecourse”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Took some colleagues on a works evening and had a great night. Although the dress code on the website says smart provided you not in a box or one of the more expensive enclosures pretty much anything goes. We paid extra for one of the better enclosures but didnt really make much difference. Were originally going for a sit down meal however everyone landed up with a hog roast roll which they were more than pleased with.

Really relaxing race meet - would certainly recommend. Only advice is book a taxi (to leave in) before you even get there. We waited 40 mins for a taxi that was supposed to take 15 mins which puts a bit f a downer on the experience but hardly the racecourses fault.

Visited July 2014
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Malahide, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Nice course with reasonable ameneties”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Visited for a race meeting on a Thursday in June. Lots of building work going on near the course but once you are inside it is fine. Course itself is pretty good with particularly good views of the whole course once you head up into the stands.
Good choice of bars and restaurants but like most racecourses in Britain the prices are somewhat ambitious.

Visited June 2014
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excitment”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Very mice race course, have been there a few times but not a complusive gambler! If in the area do visit

Visited June 2014
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wiltshire
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Saturday afternoon out”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Had a really enjoyable day out here recently for a first visit to a racecourse. Grounds were really nice & easy to navigate.

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