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How To Plan The Perfect Day at Newbury Racecourse

Are you looking for a fantastic day out at the races? Just 30-minutes by car or train from PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Reading is Newbury Racecourse, a high-quality racecourse hosting fixtures and events throughout the year. If you’ve never been before, or always feel you are forgetting something, we’ve put together a plan for your perfect day at Newbury Racecourse, complete with directions to and from your ideal accommodation.

Start your day:

The best way to start your day is with a hearty cooked breakfast. Luckily when you stay in our aparthotel in Reading, you don’t need to venture too far to find a fry-up to set you up for the day. Just around the corner from PREMIER SUITES is Munchees Café and restaurant who serve the most delicious fry-up you’ll have in Reading. They also have a variety of tasty sandwiches, omelettes, and veggie options. If you’d prefer to cook your own breakfast, each of our suites have a fully equipped kitchen as standard.

How to buy tickets:

If you check the Newbury Racecourse website, there is a list of upcoming fixtures and links to buy tickets. You can also book a meal in any of their restaurants via the website. If you would like to book a group, contact their sales team for the best value options.


Although you’ll want accommodation close to the racecourse, you don’t want to be a million miles from the city either. PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments Reading are ideally located in the heart of the city, perfect for travelling to and from Newbury and exploring what the city itself has to offer. We offer fantastic special offers and best rate guarantees when you book directly on our website or through one of our friendly staff.

Transport to and from the races:

From PREMIER SUITES Reading by car:
• Get on M4 in Theale from A4155, Bath Rd/A4 and Exit 12

15 min (4.7 mi)

• Follow M4 to A34. Take exit 13 from M4

11 min (11.9 mi)

• Take A339 and London Rd/A4 to Racecourse Rd in Newbury


From PREMIER SUITES Reading by Public transport:

• Walk 9 mins to Reading Station

• GWR Newbury

27 min (6 stops) · Platform 1

• Alight at Newbury Racecourse & walk 1 min to the entrance.

What to wear:

While going to the races isn’t always a formal affair, there are certain guidelines you should follow. Dress smartly, with no bare chests, no ripped denim, no sportswear, t-shirts or bare feet. Racegoers are encouraged to wear smart attire; gentlemen are asked to wear a collared shirt, although a tie is not essential. Fancy dress is accepted but Newbury reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone wearing offensive or inappropriate attire.

Food & Drink in Newbury:

There are plenty of options to dine in Newbury, and of course, plenty of bars to pick up a refreshing drink while you bet. You can grab one of thier award-winning Tom’s Pies in both the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures. For a sit-down meal, there are tables available in the Brasserie Restaurant on the first floor of the Berkshire Stand. In the Premier Enclosure, they offer a full wine list, pâté, cheese boards and handmade scotch eggs. ‘The Kitchen’ serves hot carved meats served in seeded baps with a selection of sauces and soft drinks, beer, wine, champagne and a range of other drinks are available at bars throughout the Racecourse.

Above all else when you visit Newbury is, enjoy yourself! Betting and enjoying drinks with friends should be an enjoyable and fun affair, so don’t go overboard on either. If you would like more information about PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments Reading or would like to make a booking, contact us today.


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