A Pocket Guide to Newmarket

Many of us know of Newmarket in relation to its global status within the horseracing world. You may well pass through occasionally, but have you experienced what the historical and local town has to offer?

As summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to plan a visit, especially as just recently Discover Newmarket were nominated for the British Coach Tourism Awards – the only non-coastal region in the running might we add! Well how about that, there must be a lot going on…here’s how to plan your trip.

Things to do in Newmarket 

The Racecourse

Yes, your visit is very likely to revolve around horseracing. Everybody should experience a race day once in their lives, but I’d like to predict it won’t be your last! This year as always Newmarket offers an array of meets and events throughout the summer months, including the popular Newmarket Nights. Make sure your visit includes a dressed to impress race day experience! To see what’s coming up visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk


The Tour

Discover Newmarket are the professionals when it comes to a very much needed tour. They offer a range so feel free to find the perfect one for you on their website at www.discovernewmarket.co.uk.

Half day or whole day, historical or training grounds, there’s a full supply available. You’ll leave feeling a knowledgeable Newmarket know-it-all!

Places to Eat

In between your exploring you should know Newmarket is not short on quirky places to eat…

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Mangiare Ristorante: This new Italian in town has nothing but the finest reviews. The perfect stop for a romantic encounter. 

The Pantry: A café with great reviews located in the Guineas shopping centre. It provides gluten free and vegan options alongside modern décor.

The Waggon and Horses: This local pub located on the High Street, is known for its hearty full English breakfasts.

The Tackroom: A beautiful building and surroundings, it provides good quality lunches and evening meals. Fine food is just another day in the kitchen for these guys!

Khobkhun Thai Restaurant: Located on the High Street, this family run restaurant has provided recipes straight from Thailand for over 12 years. Go for the mixed starter!

Where to Stay in Newmarket 

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A place to rest after the day’s adventures include…

Bedford Lodge Hotel: This is the highest ranked hotel in Newmarket and it’s easy to see why. Your stay in guaranteed to be glamorous, it is equipped with a spa, swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and bar.

The Packhorse Inn: Listed in The Times’ ‘Ultimate 100 British Hotels’ feature, it doesn’t disappoint. Exquisite food and undeniable class! 

Premier Inn Newmarket:For a failsafe stay, trust Premier Inn at their central location. Minimal walking distance to local amenities.

Newmarket Boutique Apartments: Cute and cosy, these small apartments offer your own kitchen facilities – oh and a hot tub!

Kings Newmarket:Looking for that little bit of sass? Stop off in a stylish room overnight and don’t for get to check out the cocktail menu!

Walk the Walk

Why not finish off your trip with arelaxed wander to explore a little more; the AA recommend the Newmarket’s Sport of Kings Walk. The walk takes approximately 90 minutes, taking in the town centre and heat, with plenty of places to stop! For directions visit the AA website and search Newmarket walks, it will be your top result.

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