Dress Code

 

Dressing for the occasion is an important part of what makes a day at the races special. While our general admission tickets allow for an informal dress code, we always encourage our guests to dress up and embrace the racing experience. Whether it's your finest suit or your best hat, style is always welcome and appreciated at Chelmsford City Racecourse.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION

 

Our general admission tickets provide you with access to the racecourse grounds including the Grandstand and Sports Bar. These areas allow for a casual dress dress code, however, the racecourse does request that standards are maintained.

We kindly request that you do not wear the following:

Beach flip flops
Team shirts
Vests and bare tops
Swimwear
Fancy dress*

 

FAIRWOOD RESTAURANT

 

When dining in the Fairwood Restaurant, all general admission standards apply with the addition that we ask that you do not wear any form of shorts or trainers.

 

The Club restaurant & lounge

 

The Club Restaurant & Lounge is an exceptional location to enjoy horseracing and hospitality from for both our members and guests. The Club Restaurant & Lounge operates a strict dress code where smart attire is required. 

We kindly ask that you adhere to the following:

Gentlemen are required to wear a collared jacket, shirt and tie
Ladies should dress for a smart occasion
Smart jeans are permitted, however, they must not be ripped or torn
Trainers of any kind are not permitted
Shorts of any kind are not permitted

 

Ladies day

 

Ladies Day is one of Chelmsford City Racecourse signature racedays and one which we actively encourage guests to dress up accordingly to ensure its reputation as Essex's most glamorous event is maintained. 

We kindly ask that you adhere to the following:

All general admission standards apply
Ladies should dress for a smart occasion
Ladies who are guests of our hospitality enclosures including the Club Restaurant & Lounge, Fairwood restaurant, Summer Marquee, Gold Marquee Lawn Marquee, Tipsy Afternoon Tea and Gold Circle enclosure are all required to wear a hat or fascinator
Gentlemen who are guests of our hospitality enclosures including the Club Restaurant & Lounge, Fairwood restaurant, Summer Marquee, Gold Marquee, Lawn Marquee, Tipsy Afternoon Tea and Gold Circle enclosure are all required to wear a collared jacket, shirt and tie.
Smart jeans are permitted, however, they must not be ripped or torn
Trainers are permitted to standard admission guests
Tailored shorts are permitted to standard admission guests

 

Additional

 

Please note:

If the appropriate clothing is not worn, you could be asked to leave enclosures or even the racecourse
*Fancy dress is permitted at Chelmsford City Racecourse on all racedays, however, we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed to be dressed inappropriately or likely to cause offence. If your party is considering wearing fancy dress, in order to avoid any disappointment on the day, we recommend that you call the racecourse prior to attending
In the event of one or all of your party being refused admission, no refunds will be offered
Alternative dress codes may be applicable on feature days. Please see FAQs for further details

 

If you have any queries, please contact the racecourse at info@chelmsfordcityracecourse.com or call us on 01245 360300 for more information.


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