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Carlisle Racecourse

Before, during or after the races, treat yourself with our range of dining and hospitality facilities.

Enjoy our menu with stunning views of the action on the Racecourse.


Swifts Restaurant is the perfect base from which to soak up all the excitement of a day's racing whilst enjoying an unrivalled fine dining experience. More information.


Restaurant Packages

Restaurant Packages

A winning way to entertain friends, family, colleagues, and clients from our Swifts Restaurant. 


The Bell Hall:

Situated on the ground floor of the main Grand Stand, the Bell Hall is open to all and includes two bars and the traditional Fish and Chip Shop.


The Coffee House:

Located in the Bell Hall. The Coffee House is open to all and has great food on the go, ofering Cranstons' pies, soup, sandwiches, confectionary and hot drinks.


Monet's Bar:

Open to all, serving a wide range of beers, lagers, wines, champagnes and gin. Located opposite to you as you walk out from the Main Grandstand heading towards the parade ring.


Red Rum Bar:

Open to all. The Red Rum Bar is situated adjacent to the parade ring


Silks Cafe



The General's Bar & BBQ:

Open to all, situated adjacent to the main turnstiles. 20m bar offering a range of seriously great barbecue food.


Please follow a few simple guidelines to help you enjoy your day with us. 


We have a range of bar and restaurant outlets available on site for each race day and event which may ask you for ID if you are lucky enough to look underage. As a matter of health and safety we cannot allow visitors to bring their own alcohol on site and please be aware that we may check your bags on entry.

You may not bring a picnic on site.

Relax and enjoy your winnings


The bars will close at the last race, but if you are one of our hospitality guests, bars will close 30 minutes after the final race. There is a taxi rank directly opposite the racecourse and buses are available to take you back in to the city centre, don't leave it too late though, they have a tendancy to do a couple of runs and then head off into the city! Carlisle is a vibrant city with a range of bars and restaurants to suit everyone. Why not head to Devonshire Street where you will find a variety of wine and cocktail bars to suit everyone.

What to do in Carlisle

What to do in Carlisle

Carlisle is a city steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. If you’re heading to the races at Carlisle Racecourse, make the most of your trip by taking some time to explore the city and nearby countryside. If you’re wondering what to do near Carlisle, we’ve hand-picked some of the best things to do in and around the city.


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