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Introducing 'The Flying Frankie' Bar At York Racecourse

Introducing 'The Flying Frankie' Bar At York Racecourse

Theakston raises the stakes with the launch of new bar at York Racecourse.

Masham brewer, T&R Theakston are set to salute one of racing’s greats as they unveil a new cask and premium keg ale bar at the home of Yorkshire’s biggest racecourse, the Knavesmire in York.  

The ‘Flying Frankie’ was officially opened on Wednesday 17th May by its champion namesake Frankie Dettori during the first day of the Dante Festival. 


The Italian jockey, who raced on the opening day of the festival, took the time to open the bar alongside joint managing director of Theakston, Simon Theakston.

Located at the southern end of the County Stand, near the John Carr Terrace, the bar will be serving a range of Theakston’s premium ales, including the iconic Old Peculier. Theakston Paradise Gold dry vintage cider and its beer spirit, Theakston Spirit of Old Peculier will also be stocked alongside a range of wines, pre-mixed spirits and soft drinks. 

The brewery has also created a special hazy IPA, Theakston Ebor IPA, exclusively for racegoers. 

Simon Theakston, joint managing director at T&R Theakston commented: “It’s a wonderful opportunity to be given by the Racecourse Committee to establish a new bar for County Stand members. Theakston values its long association with the York Racecourse and everyone is thrilled to be expanding our relationship with this new offering for visitors.  




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