Dress Code

What to Wear

Chelmsford City Racecourse
What is the dress code for 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
What is the dress code in the 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.

What is the dress code in 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
Am I allowed to wear fancy dress?

Fancy dress is permitted at Chelmsford City Racecourse on standard racedays, however, we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed to be dressed inappropriately or offensively.

What is the dress code on 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