Borders racecourse among cheapest in UK to have a pint and a punt

Kelso is among the cheapest racecourses in the UK to enjoy a pint while you punt.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 3:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 4:01 pm

New research from Grandnational.org.uk looked at the price of a pint of Guinness at every racecourse in the country.

The findings revealed Leicester and Newton Abbot both have the cheapest available pint at £4 - exactly £2 cheaper than the most expensive pint available. The two racecourses are closely followed by Wincanton, where a pint costs £4.10.

Scotland’s cheapest race day pint is found at Ayr, costing £4.20 per pint, while Kelso, at £4.60, comes in as the 9th cheapest racecourse in the UK to purchase a Guinness.

Top 10 cheapest pints of Guinness at UK racecourses:

Leicester - £4.00

Newton Abbot - £4.00

Wincanton - £4.10

Ayr - £4.20

Fakenham - £4.40

Chelmsford City - £4.50

Taunton - £4.50

Ludlow - £4.60

Kelso - £4.60

Southwell - £4.60

At the other end, it’s race day favourite Cheltenham that tops the priciest list. At £6 per pint of Guinness, it’s ranked the most expensive available, and the same price as Epsom Downs, Ascot and Windsor.

Race meets in the South of England dominate the top 10, with Chepstow in Wales the only racecourse outside of England to feature.

Top 10 most expensive pints of Guinness at UK racecourses:

Cheltenham - £6.00

Epsom Downs - £6.00

Ascot - £6.00

Windsor - £6.00

Bath - £5.90

Sandown - £5.80

Aintree - £5.60

Chepstow - £5.60

Catterick - £5.60

Pontefract - £5.60

Philip Trampe for Grandnational.org.uk said: “There’s a huge summer of racing on the horizon, and it’s not just the racing fanatics who will be licking their lips, with best men and maids of honour planning the perfect location for their friend’s stag or hen do. Our research has discovered where might be the best available race day and where to avoid if on a budget.

“For an average group of four people, who consume four pints of Guinness each, they could save up to £32 on drinks by choosing the cheapest race day in the country at Leicester or Newton Abbot.”