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Back to The Randox Health Grand National
  • Overall Rating 3 /10
Back to The Randox Health Grand National

Non-Viewing Facility

  • 3 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Overall Rating

Package Overview

The VIP Bar is an inexpensive way to get on course for the Grand National festival whilst enjoying a complimentary bar and having a base for the day.

There is no food provided but, the Festival Zone Food Court is just a short walk away, where guests can purchase food throughout the day.

This package can be brought on its own but goes well with hotel accommodation and transport, which the official provider is willing to arrange.

  • Base-for-the-Day
  • Guest Tipster
  • No Views of Racing from the Hospitality Facility
  • No Food Included
  • Basic Facility
  • Champagne & Spirits Not Included

Key Points

Location Ground Floor of Lord Sefton Stand
Admission Lord Sefton Terrace
Drinks Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)
Price Rating £

Package Content


Ground Floor of Lord Sefton Stand


On the Rail (Lord Sefton Terrace)


Lord Sefton Terrace

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)

Guest Speakers

Preview & Tips from Racing Celebrities

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage


Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

Racing Newspaper

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


VIP Bar Hospitality Critic Review


The VIP Bar is not strictly a hospitality facility but more of a base-for-the-day with casual seating and a private bar.


The VIP Bar is situated on the ground floor of the Lord Sefton Stand. The Lord Sefton Stand (together with the Earl of Derby) is the newest Grandstand at Aintree with modern facilities. The Stand is located next to the horse walk, where the horses make their way to the course from the Parade Ring.


The facility features a private bar for guests and casual seating.

Private Tables

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


The package comes with a Lord Sefton Terrace admission, from where you can watch the racing from the raised steps or the rails. The Grandstand is situated looking towards the start of the Grand National and back towards the finishing straight. The Terrace is conveniently situated close to the VIP Bar.


There is no catering included with this package.

Sample drink on offer


There is a complimentary bar including beers, wines, and soft drinks. Please note that Champagne and spirits are an extra charge.


The only available service is from the bar staff.


The package includes an entertaining celebrity tipster.


There are a few TV monitors in the facility and a PA system for the tipster.

Car Parking

Car parking is not included in this package.


Tote betting facilities are close by.

Ratings Understand our scoring
28 / 100
Car Parking
Total 28/100
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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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