Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find an answer to your question below, give us a call on 01482 867488/01482 882645 or send an email to hello@beverley-racecourse.co.uk.

The FAQs

What should I wear?

As horse racing is an outdoor sport, it’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast beforehand and dress accordingly.

The dress code in hospitality areas and the Premier Enclosure is smart casual. Sportswear, trainers and fancy dress are not permitted. There is no dress code in the Grandstand or Course Enclosures. Fancy dress is allowed, providing it’s decent and would not cause offence to other guests. The dress code does not apply to children under 10. 

How can I get to Beverley?

Beverley Racecourse is on York Road in Beverley Westwood, which is around one mile from the town centre, 10 miles from Hull and 13 miles from the M62 motorway. Use the postcode, HU17 8QZ, if you’re using a Sat Nav. See the Plan Your Day page for specific details on how to get here.

Beverley’s train station is about a mile from the racecourse and there are regular buses direct to Beverley from Hull, York and Leeds. There’s a bus stop outside the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure where you can get dropped off and catch the next service.

Are there any cash points at the racecourse?

Yes, there’s a cash machine in the Rapid Lad bar. If you make a £5 bet with Totepool you can get up to £50 cash back too. Please note a transaction fee applies.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale on the 22nd October 2018. Places in the Attraction Restaurant for Ladies' Day will go on sale on the 5th November. All other restaurant sales will be from January.

What’s the difference in enclosures?

The Premier Enclosure is our luxury enclosure and features the Attraction Restaurant, Whistlejackets Bar, the Terrace Bar, and 1690 Bar. To reserve a table at the Attraction Restaurant, call Sara on 0113 287 6387.

If you’re after a more relaxed day at the races, the Grandstand & Paddock enclosure is ideal. You can access all areas (except the Premier Enclosure) including the Paddock Bar, Grandstand and trackside spectator areas. You can also enjoy a drink and a meal in Cleverly's Bistro. If you're after something more casual the Rapid Lad, Touch Above and Minster Bars all do a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks.

The Course Enclosure is set in the centre of the racecourse and offers a fantastic, value for money day out for your family. You can drive up close to the racing action, picnic in the comfort of your car and relax with a drink at The Hurn Bar. Transfers into the Grandstand & Paddock are available on most racedays with the exception of Saturdays and Ladies' Day.

Are there discounts for group bookings?

Yes – see the Prices page for more details.

What’s the refund policy?

We offer a full refund on abandonment before the end of the first race and a 50% refund on abandonment before the end of the third race. If any races are abandoned after the third race, you won’t be entitled to a refund.

Is it suitable for families?

Definitely! We’ve three racedays especially for families with entertainment for your children; just check our fixtures calendar for details. Accompanied under 18s are free at all meetings, so bring them along for a memorable day out.

Where do I park?

All parking on The Westwood is free and available to anyone in any enclosure, including private coaches. If you want to take your car into the Course Enclosure, it costs £6 and the entrance is near the cattle grid at the top of The Westwood and is clearly signed – this is also how you access the Owners and Trainers car park.

What time should I arrive?

The gates, bars and restaurants usually open two hours before the first race, but details can be found for specific fixtures on our website.

Horses usually enter the Parade Ring about 20 minutes before the first race and can be seen before in the Pre-Parade Ring being saddled up, so get here in plenty of time to take in all the sights!

Where do I enter the racecourse?

If you’re on foot, entrances to all enclosures are along York Road. The entrance to the Course Enclosure is nearest to the town, followed by the Grandstand & Paddock and the Premier Enclosure.

If you want to take your car into the Course Enclosure, the entrance is near the cattle grid at the top of The Westwood and is clearly signed. You can come in or out at any time provided no race is on and there is still space to park.

The Owners and Trainers car park is also near the cattle grid at the top of the Westwood and the entrance is through the white building signed ‘Owners and Trainers Suite’.

Can I visit the Parade Ring?

Of course you can! Anyone in the Premier Enclosure and Grandstand & Paddock can visit the Pre-Parade Ring and the Parade Ring to see the horses up close. Remember, though, that horses can be unpredictable, so please keep your wits about you and pay close attention to any children with you.

Where can I get food and drink?

The Attraction Restaurant in the Premier Enclosure serves full à la carte meals and afternoon tea. Most of the bars serve sandwiches, crisps and cake, and there’s also the buffet in the Terrace Bar. In Whistlejackets Café, you can enjoy coffee, and read the daily papers that are provided.

In the Grandstand & Paddock, hot bistro dishes are available in Cleverly's, with light snacks available in Rapid Lad. Again, most bars serve sandwiches, crisps and cakes, and there’s also the fish and chip bar in Touch Above.

The Course Enclosure has The Hurn Bar and there are various mobile catering outlets to choose from on site.

Find out more about the places to eat and drink here.

Do you cater for people with disabilities?

Yes – each of our three enclosures is designed for wheelchair access to the main public bars, restaurants and toilets. There are disabled viewing stands overlooking the track and parade rings. Disabled car parking is close to the racecourse and is clearly signposted. Our staff are always on hand to help disabled racegoers get the most out of their day.

Where can I bet?

You can place bets with the Tote and on-course bookmakers, who’re in each of our three enclosures. There’s plenty of choice when betting, from straightforward win or each way bets to forecasts, placepots, quadpots and trifectas. You can find out more at the Tote counters when you arrive or visit www.totesport.com for more details.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes – gift vouchers are sold for the Premier Enclosure only and can be passed on to the recipient. They can be used on all days apart from Ladies’ Day.

Can I take photographs?

Yes, as long as they’re not for commercial use. Please don’t use flash as this can scare the horses. If you’re a professional photographer, you need to obtain a press pass by discretion of the racecourse manager – call 01482 867488 for more information.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, but you can only eat picnics in the Course Enclosure. If you’ve booked badges for either of the other enclosures, you can take your picnic into the Course Enclosure and then cross back once you’ve eaten it Alcohol is permitted, but only as part of a substantial picnic - we allow 4 cans of lager (or equivalent) per person or one bottle of wine per person as a guideline. Please dispose of your rubbish responsibly!

Where can I buy a raceday programme?

Programmes are on sale for £2.50 from the souvenir shop and turnstiles. They tell you what horses are running on the day, who’s riding them, what colours they’ll be in and their recent form. They also have tips on how to make the most of your day, like how to bet, where to eat and drink, information on the racecourse and the welfare of the horses.

Can I bring my dog?

No sorry - dogs are not allowed on the racecourse.

Is there baby changing?

Yes - see below depending on your enclosure.

Premier Enclosure : Disabled Toilet in Premier Enclosure Foyer

G&P: Disabled Toilet in the Touch Above Bar

Course: Disabled Toilet in the Hurn Bar.

Can I bring my own chairs?

It's no problem to bring your own chairs into the Course Enclosure. In the Grandstand & Paddock or Premier Enclosures, we are tighter on space and therefore do not permit it. If you have a medical condition requiring you to sit down regularly, let us know in advance and we will organise this for you. You will not be permitted to bring chairs in on the day unless you have arranged it in advance.