Frequently Asked Questions
Our most common customer enquiries
Bar 4000 is open to the public, and is located on the ground floor of the Empress Stand where an indoor BBQ is available selling a range of hand held snacks and beverages.
There is also an indoor BBQ area in the bar.
All our menus can be found on our Restaurant & Hospitality page.
We can provide a cake by itself for £10 if desired. You can choose between a chocolate cake, or if you prefer a Victoria sponge cake.
For the buffet, the maximum number of guests is 50.
Themed Tuesdays cost £9.99
Boxing Day or similar is £25
Horse Racing £25
Our greyhound restaurant is very busy. We recommend that you book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance or, to guarantee the seats you want we recommend booking 2 months in advance.
All areas are operational from 6:30pm.
Table/Room available all night from 6.30pm for customers use.
Racing starts at 7.15pm to 10:30pm.
Bar closes 30 minutes after last race is wrapped up.
Horse racing – open 2 hours before the first race
Greyhound racing – open 1 hour 30 minutes before the first race
The bar is fully available from 6pm.
Please be aware this is a facility with gambling and drinking on-site. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
For information on all bus services please contact Stage Coach on 01604 676060 or visit their website at www.stagecoachbus.com
From Milton Keynes turn right at the sign for Canal Museum/Towcester Races (Shutlanger Road). Go through Heathencote Entrance on bend on the left.
From Towcester drive past the gates and take the next left. At the sign for Canal Museum/Towcester Races (Shutlanger Road). Go through Heathencote Entrance on bend on the left
For all BAR4000 please make your way to the Empress Stand reception where your package will be ready for collection.
We recommend pre-booking taxis before you arrive at Towcester Racecourse.
We have telephones for you to call the taxi firm direct in the bar area or reception.
We also have Towcester Bet and on-course independent bookmakers. In the restaurant you have betting facilities to your table.
The minimum you can bet with Tote is £2, with Towcester Bet the minimum is 50p.
Visit our Find Out More section to learn more about betting.
Please gamble responsibly.
– baby changing
– cash machine
– disabled access
No ripped jeans.
No flip flops.
General public are asked to dress appropriately and gentlemen are required to wear a shirt or top at all times even in hot weather.
We have greyhound racing every Tuesday and Saturday. The dogs race every 15 minutes.
Our horse races occur 10 times per year. On the day, the horses race every 25-30 minutes.
Alternatively, you can register your interest in presenting a prize by emailing our general office at email@example.com or call us on 01327 353414 before the race day.
On the day you can speak to the restaurant manager, or presenter if in Bar 4000.
Some packages include these in the price.
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Guide to Betting
Betting on a race adds that little bit more excitement to your day.
You have three choices: place a bet at one of the Totepool windows, try Towcester Bet Kiosk, or head into the buzz of the betting ring and have a wager with one of the bookmakers.