Chepstow Racecourse Guide

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Are you heading to the races at Chepstow Racecourse soon? Great – you have come to the right place. Welcome to our Chepstow Racecourse guide, full of information you will not want to know ahead of your trip. Keep reading to find out more about what is on, what to wear, food and drink, how to get here and more.

What’s on at Chepstow Racecourse?

With events taking place every month throughout 2024, we have included some of the top race days and their dates for you to decide which to attend.

24th February 2024Six Nations Raceday11:0013:0016:30
17th March 2024St Patrick’s Raceday 12:00 (TBC)14:00 (TBC)17:15 (TBC)
21st March 2024Spring Afternoon Jump Racing
12:00 (TBC)

14:00 (TBC)

17:15 (TBC)
1st April 2024A Taste of Wales Raceday


13th April 2024Grand National Party RacedayTBCTBCTBC
26th April 2024The Dunraven Bowl EveningTBCTBCTBC
14th May 2024The Flat Season Opener


31st May 2024Friday Summer Flat Racing


8th June 2024One Night in Nashville Raceday


6th July 2024Tom Jones LIVETBCTBCTBC
9th July 2024Hozier LIVETBCTBCTBC
12th July 2024Summer Evening Flat Racing


26th July 2024Caribbean RacenightTBCTBCTBC
26th August 2024Family Fun DayTBCTBCTBC
3rd September 2024The Flat Season FinaleTBCTBCTBC

What is the Chepstow Racecourse Address?

The address of Chepstow Racecourse can be found below:

Chepstow Racecourse



NP16 6BE

How to Get to Chepstow Racecourse?

With so many great transport links, getting to Chepstow Racecourse could not be easier for racegoers. 

By Car

Located on the A466 Chepstow to Monmouth road, not far from the now toll-free Severn Bridge, the racecourse can be accessed from the M4 East J21 or M4 West J23. Take the M48 exit at J2 and follow the brown racecourse signs.

By Bus

Newport Transport operates a shuttle bus service from Chepstow Train Station to the racecourse via the town’s bus station.  It also operates from Newport Train Station directly to the racecourse. Timetable can be downloaded on the site page for your specific fixture.  

By Train

Chepstow station is an approx 10 minute walk from the town centre.

There are direct trains to Chepstow from Birmingham, Cardiff, Cheltenham Spa, Derby, Gloucester, Newport and Nottingham. 

Connections are available at Newport for London (Paddington), Hereford, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Manchester, Swansea and all parts of Wales. Also, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Salisbury, Portsmouth and all parts of South and West England.

By Air

Bristol Airport is approximately 30 miles from Chepstow Racecourse.

Cardiff Airport – 45 miles.

*Helicopters – may land on the racecourse by prior arrangement.

Where to Get Tickets?

Tickets to the races at Chepstow can be purchased online directly from the Chepstow Racecourse website in advance, or they can be bought at the gate on the day. Tickets will also be available to be purchased at the gate on the day of the races (subject to availability). 

*Children 17 and under go FREE!


Free admission for registered personal assistants. A viewing platform for wheelchair users overlooks the parade ring and the track. #GoRacingGreen Safe & Quiet Zone for those who find crowds too much – a full sensory guide can be found on the website. Designated accessible parking is located close to the main entrance, with the majority of facilities being at ground level, suitable for wheelchair user access. Guide dogs and other Assistance dogs are permitted ONLY.

Chepstow Racecourse Enclosures

Premier Enclosure

Get right to the heart of the action with fantastic views from the Premier Enclosure. Have full access to all of the public areas and eateries while following the advised smart-casual dress code. 

Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure

With access to a viewing grandstand where there are views of the track and parade ring, enjoy the bar with a selection of great food outlets as you take in the excitement and anticipation of the day’s racing. This enclosure also has a more casual dress code, and fancy dress is permitted as long as it’s not offensive.

What to Wear?

The dress code guidance at Chepstow Races is to be comfortable and enjoy your experience. 

Most of the events at the course are one-enclosure events, so it is suggested that you follow a smart casual dress code. Of course, being mindful of dressing for the weather is always necessary due to the events at the racecourse being predominately outdoors.

Premier Enclosure/Hospitality

In the Premier Enclosure, smart style is required. Examples of this include, smart jeans, tailored shorts and collared shirts. 

Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure

In the Grandstand Enclosure, the dress code is significantly more relaxed. However, sporting team shirts are not allowed & offensive fancy dress is not permitted.

Food & Drink

There are so many different options available to racegoers at Chepstow Racecourse. So, while racegoers may not be permitted to bring their own food and drink into the venue, there is a great variety on offer to keep you fed and watered throughout the day.

If you are after something informal, the 1926 bar is the perfect place to grab a drink. If it is food you are after, grab a quick bite to eat at The Grill in the Grandstand & Paddock Bar. Serving the likes of lasagne, curry of the day and fish and chips, there is something for everyone.

There will also be a great range of concession units on site with plenty of variety of food and drinks on offer – fixture-dependent. There will be food such as burgers, hot dogs, chips and more.

*Picnics/bring your own food and drink is only permitted on Bank Holiday Family Day

Premier Grandstand

Featuring the brand new Winning Post suite, an exclusive bar can be found on the first floor of our Premier Grandstand. This offers a fantastic selection of gins, champagne, and processos while watching all of the action. 

Also located in the Premier Grandstand is the Cwtch Coffi Shop. Guests can purchase sandwiches while sipping on freshly brewed barista coffee, too.

Contact Details

Method of ContactContact 
Email[email protected]
Phone01291 622260

Nearby Accommodation

There are lots of great places for racegoers to stay near Chepstow Racecourse if they want to make more than just a day out of their trip. 

Beaufort Hotel – Chepstow

Beaufort Square, Chepstow, NP16 5EP

01291 622497

Delta Hotels by Marriott St. Pierre Country Club

St. Pierre Park, Chepstow, NP16 6YA

01291 625261

Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant

Thornbury Castle Castle Street, Thornbury, BS35 1HH

01454 281182

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