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McCoys Restaurant
Non-Viewing Facility

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  • 32 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

McCoy’s Restaurant can be found in the heart of the racecourse, allowing its guests simple access to the Red Rum Garden and the Earl of Derby Terrace. The Terrace is a perfect place from which to see the horses race past the winning post.

This informal restaurant comes with a complimentary McCoy’s cocktail on arrival alongside the theatrical al fresco dining experience.

The facility doesn’t come with all the trimmings, but it provides a wonderful base for the day, with an inviting atmosphere and friendly staff on hand to help throughout the day.




Rating: Basic

Plus

  • A Base for the Day

Minus

  • No Views of Racing from the Hospitality Facility
  • No Reserved Guest Tables
  • Cash Bar, Drinks are Extra
  • No Guest Tipster
  • No Car Parking Included

Key Points

Location Behind Lord Daresbury Stand
Catering Chef’s Al Fresco Dining Experience
Admission Admission to Earl of Derby Terrace
Drinks
  • McCoy’s Cocktail
  • Cash Bar
Price Guide £185 to £369
Price Rating ££

Package Content

Location

Behind Lord Daresbury Stand

Viewing

Walk to Rails or Grandstand

Tickets

Admission to Earl of Derby Terrace

Private Table/Facility Size

Informal Seating

Reception Drink

McCoy’s Cocktail

Bar Inclusions

Cash Bar

Main Meal

Chef’s Al Fresco Dining Experience

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

Access to Parade Ring & Red Rum Garden

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.

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McCoys Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

McCoys is a facility at Aintree Racecourse in honour of the 20-times Champion Jockey, Sir A P McCoy, who finally won the Grand National in 2010. This facility has been converted from the bar in the Old Weighing Room, made famous as the location for countless BBC interviews of Grand National-winning jockeys. This is a basic hospitality package and provides a base for the day, however, it does not appear to offer great value for money.

Location

McCoys is situated behind the historic Lord Daresbury Stand (Previously County Stand). It is located in the hustle and bustle of the Parade Ring area and is close to the Red Rum Garden (featuring a statue of the legendary horse and a hive of entertainment activity).

Facility/Décor

McCoys has been nicely converted from the Old Weighing Room and still has memorabilia from its illustrious past. There is an open-air grill where the Chefs prepare the food in front of you. The emphasis is on Al Fresco dining, and although there are two covered canopy areas, pleasant weather would be a huge bonus to get the most out of this facility. There is, however, seating inside as well.

Private Tables

You cannot reserve tables in this facility. It is informal seating on a first-come basis.

Admission

The package comes with an Earl of Derby Terrace admission, from where you can watch the racing from the raised steps or the rails. The Earl of Derby Stand is a short walk and is situated after the winning post.

Catering

Catering consists of grilled food and a salad bar.

Chef preparing food inside McCoys

Drinks

A McCoys’ cocktail is included, other than that, all drinks are extra from the private cash bar.

Service

This is very much a self-service facility, there is no table service.

Entertainment

There is not a guest tipster included in this facility.

Audio-Visual

There are large-screen TV monitors inside the facility to allow you to keep up with the racing action.

Car Parking

There are no car park passes included with this facility.

Extras

A Racecard is included.

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32 / 100
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Total 32/100
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Dress Code

There is no official dress code at Aintree Racecourse, although smart is preferable. Hats are optional but frequently worn. Sports clothes and fancy dresses are not permitted for the Grand National meeting.

Getting There

GPS users can get to Aintree Racecourse using the postcode L9 5AS, then follow signs for parking. If arriving by train, the closest station is Aintree Station, directly opposite the racecourse.

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  • Aintree Racecourse

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