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Back to The Randox Health Grand National
  • Overall Rating 6 /10
  • Value for Money 10 /10
Back to The Randox Health Grand National

The Sunloch Club
Viewing Facility (Winning Post Area)

  • 6 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Overall Rating
  • 10 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Value for Money

Package Overview

The Sunloch Club is a great base for a day of hospitality, available only on the opening day of the festival. Ideal for smaller groups, this relaxed restaurant provides an excellent place to experience the day.

A three-course buffet lunch provides mouth-watering food, and the waiting traditional cream tea is a perfect accompaniment to the day.

Guests can view the racing from the private balcony or check out the Pre-Parade Ring or Winners’ Enclosure. Private tote betting facilities are nearby.

  • Good Balcony Viewing from an Elevated Location
  • Cash Bar, Drinks are Extra
  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Lord Sefton Stand (1st Floor)
Capacity 500 Guests
  • Three-Course Buffet Lunch
  • Traditional Cream Tea
Admission Premier Course Admission
Drinks Cash Bar
Parking 1 per 4 Guests
Price Guide £289
Price Rating ££

Package Content


Lord Sefton Stand (1st Floor)


Two Balconies (Racecourse & Parade Ring)


Premier Course Admission

Car Parking

1 per 4 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

10 to 12 Guests

Bar Inclusions

Cash Bar

Main Meal

3-Course Buffet Lunch

Additional Catering

Traditional Cream Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage


Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

  • Balcony Overlooking the Pre-Parade Ring & Winners’ Enclosure
  • Private Tote Betting

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


The Sunloch Club Hospitality Critic Review


The Sunloch Club is only available on Thursday, the opening day of the Grand National Festival (becoming the Sunloch Restaurant on Friday & Saturday). It is a basic lead-in package that offers guests a great base with balcony views of the racing. The suite is named after the last winner before World War I, the 1914 Grand National winner. This is a popular facility offering a vibrant atmosphere in a large facility that accommodates 500 guests.


The Sunloch Club is situated on the First Floor of the Lord Sefton Stand. From this location, you can enjoy a head-on view of the finishing straight and winning post.


This is a standard function suite with dining on round tables. The balcony stretches the full length of the suite overlooking the start/finish area of the course. There is also a small balcony to the rear of the suite, which overlooks the Parade Ring.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for 10-12 guests, smaller groups will need to share a table.


Premier Course Admission is included.


You will enjoy a 3-course luncheon, followed by traditional Cream Tea.

Guests enjoying hospitality


No drinks are included in this package, it is a cash bar, however, table service is provided.


Service throughout is left to the waiting staff. There is not a hostess service.


There is no guest tipster included in this facility.


There are ample TV monitors (if rather small) positioned in an elevated location around the suite.

Car Parking

Steeplechase car park passes are included on a 1:4 basis. The car park is situated in the centre of the racecourse, so it is a little walk across the course to access the Grandstands.


A Racecard is included, and there are Tote betting facilities available.

Ratings Understand our scoring
59 / 100
Car Parking
Total 59/100
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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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