Chester Race Company Ltd is a 365 day a year operation, with a portfolio of four eateries in Cheshire. The longest serving restaurant in the division is the renowned 1539 Restaurant & Bar. The inaugural dining establishment opened its doors in 2008 and has since gained a first-class reputation within Chester, serving locals and a loyal community over the past ten years. Initially developed to service raceday diners, the glass-fronted restaurant is situated within the County Stand, overlooking the historic Racecourse and is open throughout the year.

The White Horse was constructed within the Chester Racecourse paddock, and was Chester’s second venture into the hospitality industry, launching in Easter 2014. The family-friendly gastropub offers a casual dining experience, with a relaxed service and quality food and drink. The bespoke, nautical themed play area is a nod towards the Racecourse’s history as is extremely popular amongst local families.

The Race Company broadened its reach into Chester City Centre in 2012 with a third addition to the growing portfolio. Commonhall St Social is located on a hidden side street off the main shopping thoroughfare. This hip venue is known for its fun vibe and eclectic, industry-leading craft beer offering.

The newest addition to the portfolio is The Yew Tree, located in Bunbury, in the picturesque Cheshire countryside. The country pub opened its doors in April 2018 and is now cementing itself as the go to place to visit in Cheshire, known for its top quality menu, local ales and friendly atmosphere.


1539 Restaurant & Bar

Named after the year racing first began at Chester, 1539 Resturant & Bar offers the most unique backdrop in which to enjoy a drink and a delicious meal.

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The Yew Tree

The Yew Tree is a 19th-century free house set in the idyllic village of Bunbury, near Tarporley, in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

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The White Horse

Set within the Paddock at Chester Racecourse, The White Horse serves generous helpings of comfort food, alongside traditional beers, real ales and wines.

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Commonhall St Social

Located in Chester city centre, Commonhall St Social has an interesting and sometimes locally sourced craft ales and beverages in their fridge. 

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Booking Instructions:

Please note online bookings cannot be made for Commonhall St Social.

  1. Use the drop down menu's to select your party size (adults and children).
  2. For parties of more than six please call the restaurant directly.
  3. Now select a date using the calendar and select a time to dine.
  4. Click next.
  5. Enter your contact details in the boxes provided and click to Continue.
  6. Review your booking.
Book over the phone

If you would like to make your booking over the phone please call the restaurant directly.

1539 Restaurant & Bar - 01244 304 611
The White Horse - 01244 304 650
The Yew Tree - 01829 304 384