Arriving at the Racecourse

Please be aware that we are currently operating heightened security measures at all our race meetings.

This means that there will be more extensive bag and physical search procedures for everyone at all our entrances, which may include search dogs. You may also notice a stronger security presence throughout the site and the vicinity.

 

These measures may mean that access to the Racecourse might take longer than you expect. Please be prepared for this and allow sufficient extra time. Please also bear in mind that if you exit at any stage, you will need to pass through security to re-enter. We also ask that you do not bring unnecessary bags or luggage into the racecourse.

We hope that these measures do not cause you or your guests too much inconvenience and ask for your understanding, patience and cooperation.

Dress Code

Premier Enclosure, Hospitality & The Hennessy Restaurant
Many people like to dress up, especially for our Saturday meetings. Racegoers are encouraged to wear smart attire; gentlemen are asked to wear a collared shirt, although a tie is not essential.

Smart denim with no rips or tears and long, tailored shorts are acceptable.

No sports/denim shorts, T-shirts, vests, sports/supporter shirts, tracksuits, sportswear (including trainers) or bare chests. Gentlemen’s flip flops/sandals are not permitted.

Grandstand Enclosure & Racegoers Restaurant
No sportswear, bare chests or ripped/torn denim. Fancy dress is welcome though we reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone whose attire may cause offence or danger to other racegoers.

Under 12s- no dress code.

Here are some ideas of what to wear for the Jumps Season:

Here are some ideas of what to wear for the Flat Season:

Newbury Racecourse reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who is considered inappropriately dressed

Raceday Creche

Up to two hours free childcare is available for children under eight years old in the Rocking Horse Nursery, located adjacent to Car Park 2 (please see map here) on the following racedays:

1 & 22 March, 13 April, 18 May, 20 July, 17 August, 21 September, 26 October, 30 November & 28 December

The Rocking Horse Nursery opens half an hour before the first race of the day.

What to bring

  • Proof of age (if you are under 26 or lucky enough to look it)
  • Enough cash for the day and / or a cash card
  • Your ticket / ticket collection reference number
  • You may bring one sealed bottle of still water of up to 500ml into the enclosures

What not to bring into the enclosures

  • Food and drink (picnicking in the car parks is allowed)
  • Chairs, tents, parasols, gazebos or bikes
  • Weapons or anything that may be considered offensive
  • Flags or banners containing poles or sticks and that could restrict the view of or be construed as offensive to other spectators
  • Glass containers of any kind, pets, laser pens 

Raceday Reception

If you have any queries on the day, please visit one of the reception desks located on the ground floor of either the Dubai Duty Free Grandstand or the Berkshire stand where our team will be pleased to help. 

Racecards

Get the most out of your day by purchasing a racecard on your arrival. This will give you information on all the runners and riders of the day, details of other on site activities and is a nice souvenir of the day to take away with you.

Cash Machines

We have a number of cash machines in both enclosures accepting all major UK debit cards. Please be aware that there is a withdrawal fee.

Food & Drink

There are plenty of food outlets throughout the Racecourse, catering for a wide variety of tastes, including our award winning Tom’s Pies in both the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures. For a sit-down meal, there are tables available on a first come, first served basis in the Brasserie Restaurant on the first floor of the Berkshire Stand. Soft drinks, beer, wine, champagne and a range of other drinks are available at selected bars throughout the Racecourse. Many of our bars now accept contactless payment for amounts up to £20.

Please be aware that in the Grandstand enclosure we limit purchases of alcoholic beverages to four per order.

Challenge 25 Policy

If you or your guests appear to be between the ages of 18 and 25 and are intending to drink alcohol, you will be required to obtain a wristband from one of our Wristband Exchange points located on the ground floor of the Berkshire Stand (Premier Enclosure) or Dubai Duty Free Grandstand (Grandstand Enclosure). If you appear to be under the age of 26 you will be unable to purchase alcohol without a wristband. You will need to show a valid Driving Licence, Passport or Pass Card to obtain a wristband.

 

 

  • Eat & Drink

    Newbury Racecourse has many award winning food and drink outlets, of particular note are those in the Berkshire & Hampshire stands

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  • Entry Policy

    All racegoers, without exception, must abide by all of the conditions stated to gain entry, please ensure that you are aware of these conditions before you travel.

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  • Owners & Trainers

    We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for Owners and Trainers at Newbury

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