We know how difficult parking can be and Chester Taxis can make your visit to the races that much better we have created this guide to Chester Races. Our taxis regularly take people from and to the races from all over Chester. Our 8 seater minibuses are wheelchair friendly.
Chester Racecourse also called the Roodee, is the oldest racecourse in use in England, where horses have raced since the 16th-century. The course which is 1.8 km or one mile and one furlong, and is one of the smallest in the country.Book a Taxi Chester Races
The History of Chester Racecourse
The first horse races were held at the course in 1539. Races were originally held on Shrove Tuesday until 1609 when the date was changed to St. George's Day. In 1766 the first May Festival was celebrated at the course, followed by the Tradesman's Cup which later became the Chester Cup Race, in 1824.
Race Day At Chester Racecourse
A day at the Chester Racecourse is always an exciting experience. Enjoy racing from a variety of areas whilst sipping your favorite drink and dining on superb food. Socialize with the crowd or celebrate a special occasion on Race Day. The Roodee offers a delicious three-course lunch menu available only on racing days, with starters, main courses, and desserts. Race Day food and drink offers include the Bottomless Boozy Brunch, Prosecco nd Strawberries, Three-Course Lunch, or Prosecco and Tuscan Fries.
Special Racing Events
The racing season at Roodee begins with Chester Cup Day in May. Boodles Ladies Day is the day that the ladies get dressed up to be seen at the racecourse. Boodles City Day gives you the opportunity to see some of the season's up and coming horses. Roman Day features Roman soldiers and chariot races. Summer Saturday is a great way to spend the day at the races with friends to celebrate the arrival of summer. Ladies Evening at the end of June features seven exciting races. City Plate Day in July is the day that everyone comes to the races.
Midsummer Meeting in the last week in July celebrates the middle of summer. Family Funday in August is delightful for a family outing. Chester Stakes Day is celebrated in September to observe the longtime affiliation between the Roodee and the City of Chester. Mid-September is the time to celebrate the Autumn Festival at the Chester Racecourse. The Season Finale and the end of the racing season are at the end of September. You won't want to miss the last races of the season.
Polo events are one of the most exciting ways to team sports live. Get together with friends and head out to Chester Racecourse for two events. The LDF International Tournament is in June, and the Roodee Challenge Cup is in September. On the second day of each event, there are special free events for families to enjoy. The hospitality tent offers a touch of luxury Guests are invited to have an introduction to polo, followed by a delicious lunch. Guests in the hospitality tent have front-row seats on the terrace for the polo tournament.
Another way to experience the sport is to attend Polo Academy at Chester Racecourse. You can have individual or group lessons, or combine a day of polo with an evening of racing. Polo Academy is a fun, instructive, and an ideal way to be introduced to this exciting sport.
Weddings, Special Events, and Conferences
The Chester Racecourse is a lovely location for special celebrations, parties, and conferences. The racecourse has 35 different facilities that can accommodate small gatherings or groups or up to 2,000 guests. The site encompasses six-acres in the rolling, green countryside of Cheshire, with the convenience of being close to the centre of the historic city. The facilities are the ideal venues for conferences and seminars. In addition to the corporate meeting spaces, a hotel with a restaurant and pub are on-site.
Weddings in Cheshire
Chester Racecourse is one of the most stunning places in the area for a wedding ceremony and celebration. Traditional or contemporary venues are available for your nuptials. The racecourse has beautiful spaces for the festivities. A venue set in an ancient walled city will make the day memorable. A licensed celebrant can conduct marriage ceremonies, and civil unions and you have six ceremony sites from which to choose.
The wedding venues are perfect for small weddings with a few guests or large, elaborate celebrations. The facilities in Cheshire can accommodate small weddings in one of the private suites or boxes, or weddings for large groups in the Pavilion Suite. Our wedding team at Chester has a selection of wedding packages as well as an on-site catering service.
Horseradish Catering specializes in creating menus for casual receptions with a buffet or a traditional wedding breakfast. We have several local contacts that provide services including photography, hair and makeup, entertainment, and wedding cakes. If you want extras that make your wedding day unique such as fireworks after an evening ceremony or an arrival by horse and carriage or in a hot air balloon, we'll arrange to make it happen. If your plans include a civil ceremony, we'll discuss your plans with you, help you to select a menu, and offer helpful tips to make your day perfect. You must book a civil ceremony with your wedding breakfast.
Celebrate Christmas At Chester Racecourse
Are you planning a Christmas party with a group of friends or co-workers? Executive boxes at Chester Racecourse are ideal for groups of 10 to 40 revelers. The Country Stand provides a live band and DJ so you can dance late into the evening. The Pavilion Suite at the racecourse is lavishly decorated for the holidays with seasonal decorations and twinkling lights. The setting creates the perfect atmosphere for celebrating the holidays. The professional catering team at Horseradish are experts at creating festive holiday menus for Christmas celebrations.
If you have a large group, the award-winning team at Horseradish can create a spectacular Bespoke Party for your Christmas celebration. Plan a tour of the executive boxes, the massive Pavilion Suite, or the Paddock Rooms with their contemporary style. The team can assist you with the menu, beverages, entertainment, theme, and decor.
A variety of meeting spaces is available for a variety of events including conferences or board meetings. Executive boxes overlook the racetrack, and Paddock Rooms with expansive windows have access to the patio. The racecourse has some of the largest meeting spaces in the region just a few minutes away from the centre of the city. The Festival Village and Pavilion Suite are available to host large groups. The racecourse has on-site accommodations for guests staying overnight.
Chester Racecourse Restaurants
Restaurant 1539 features a menu of traditional British dishes, expertly prepared by the culinary staff. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, with a weekend brunch menu that features a full English Breakfast and specialty cocktails. The restaurant got its name to commemorate the first races run at Chester Racecourse in 1539.
The White Horse is a casual pub with family-style dining. Chester is just the spot to spend a leisurely weekend strolling around the city, doing some shopping, and relaxing over a leisurely lunch or dinner with friends. The White Horse serves traditional pub food, specialty pizzas, and has a pudding menu of decadent desserts.
The Commonhall Street Social is a laidback, gathering spot with exposed brick, beamed ceilings, and overstuffed pillows on the benches. Craft beers are on tap, and the board near the bar announces new menu items. The Commonhall Street Social has opened its doors to its four-legged friends accompanied by their humans. Come for the Sunday Roast and bring your dog. On Sunday dogs eat free.
Horseradish, the onsite catering service provides creative menus for parties, weddings, and corporate events of all sizes. Five Star Michelin chefs prepare gourmet cuisine for every occasion, large or small. The planners at Horseradish ensure that every detail of your event is taken care of.
Taxi Service To Chester Racecourse
Comprehensive taxi service is available to get you and your party to Chester Racecourse. Whether you need transport for yourself, wheelchair accessible transportation, or a minibus for a large group, airport transfers Chester or chauffeur service for a wedding or special occasion; we can accommodate your every need.
Our Taxi Services in Chester include:
- Chester Station Taxis
- Chester black cabs
- Transport for short or long trips
- Airport transfer service
- Contract transport
- Courier service
- Wheelchair-friendly service throughout Chester
- Transport in Chester for nights out
- Transportation for runs to school
- Taxis for shopping trips
- Minibuses that accommodate 8 passengers
How To Book Taxi Transportation
The easiest way to reserve transportation from the airport or any location in Cheshire to Chester Racecourse is to send a message or call Chester Taxi Services. We have an online service to book one of our taxis anywhere in Chester or to receive a quotation for your transport.
Our professional team strives to ensure that each client receives exemplary service. Our drivers are licensed professionals whose focus is on providing a safe and comfortable ride to Chester Racecourse or anywhere in Cheshire.Book a Taxi Chester Races