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Back to Cheltenham Racecourse
Back to Cheltenham Racecourse

The Festival™ presented by Magners

Tue 15 - Fri 18 Mar
2022
Tue 15 - Fri 18 Mar
2022

The Festival™ presented by Magners is the jewel in Cheltenham Racecourses crown. Often described as the Olympic Games of jump racing, this one of a kind event has a special place in the hearts and minds of the nation, a highlight of the season.

The opening day of The Festival™ cannot be missed, in part due to the famous Cheltenham roar that rings out at 1:30 pm, signalling the first of seven fantastic races. The atmosphere is electric, and this great amphitheatre is the best place to showcase the sports best thoroughbreds and jockeys.

Ladies day welcomes an explosion of colour and sophistication to the course, the venue wakes up to a rich and vibrant ambience that cannot be resisted. The days' showpiece Grade 1 Betway Queen mother Champion Steeple Chase race is one not to be missed, with punters bellowing their support on the way to the post.

St Patrick’s Day is a completely Irish affair when the Ryanair Chase and paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle take centre stage. Today the Guinness Village within the heart of the course is the heart and soul of The Festival™ creating an outstanding atmosphere that can only be experienced in the flesh.

The Gold Cup on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival is THE event, that bucket list dream for so many racing fans. Over 70,000 racegoers will descend on Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday to witness, live their dreams and be a part of history.

Cheltenham Festival Schedule | Cheltenham Festival Dress Code
Festival FAQs | Cheltenham Enclosures - Viewing Experiences


Hospitality Packages Available

  • Overall Rating 8/10
    Value for Money 4/10

    Panoramic Restaurant

    Value for money: 4
    Viewing (Winning Post Area)

    Panoramic Restaurant

    Viewing (Winning Post Area)

    The Panoramic Restaurant boasts an outstanding scenic view of the Cotswolds and racing action from its fifth-floor position opposite the finishing post.

  • Overall Rating 9/10
    Value for Money 6/10

    Chez Roux Restaurant

    Viewing (Final Fence)

    Chez Roux Restaurant

    Viewing (Final Fence)

    Experience the ultimate fine-dining experience on course in the Chez Roux Restaurant hosted by the world-renowned Roux dynasty.

  • Overall Rating 7/10
    Value for Money 6/10

    Final Fence Restaurant

    Viewing (Final Fence)

    Final Fence Restaurant

    Viewing (Final Fence)

    The Final Fence Restaurant enjoys a prime position next to the Guinness Village, providing, as the name suggests, an unrivalled view of the final fence before the horses' race for the Winning Post.

  • Overall Rating 8/10
    Value for Money 6/10

    Theatre@ Restaurant

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    Theatre@ Restaurant

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    The award-winning Theatre@ The Festival is within the premium course facing suites, guaranteeing an unforgettable viewing experience, combined with a unique Asia inspired dining menu.

  • Overall Rating 7/10
    Value for Money 6/10

    Horse & Groom Pub

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    Horse & Groom Pub

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    The Horse & Groom Pub recreates the treasured comforts of your local in an ideal location, providing real ale and high-quality pub grub, a relaxed social space unlike anything else on course.

  • Overall Rating 7/10
    Value for Money 5/10

    Cleeve Suite Restaurant

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    Cleeve Suite Restaurant

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    The Cleeve Suite is enviably located in the Long Run Boxes overlooking the final two fences of the course, serving fantastic action from a private balcony in comfortable surroundings.

  • Overall Rating 7/10
    Value for Money 8/10

    Long Run Balcony Boxes

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    Long Run Balcony Boxes

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    The Long Run Balcony Boxes offer an exceptional view of the final two fences down toward the finishing straight, combined with first-class service and a sit down four-course lunch.

  • Overall Rating 7/10
    Value for Money 7/10

    Silks Restaurant

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    Silks Restaurant

    Viewing (Last Two Fences)

    Silks Restaurant is a popular course facing facility offering panoramic views of the racecourse and final fences, alongside a four-course lunch and hostess service.

  • Overall Rating 7/10

    The Green Room

    Non-Viewing (Parade Ring Area)

    The Green Room

    Non-Viewing (Parade Ring Area)

    The Green Room is one of the most exclusive facilities on course, allowing you and your guests to rub shoulders with some of the most famous faces in the world of sport.

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

    Parade Ring Viewing Boxes

    Non-Viewing (Parade Ring Area)

    Parade Ring Viewing Boxes

    Non-Viewing (Parade Ring Area)

    Parade Ring Boxes offer a more private hospitality experience; guests can enjoy their own enclosed facility whilst enjoying an enviable location overlooking the Parade Ring.

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

    Champions Walk Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Parade Ring Area)

    Champions Walk Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Parade Ring Area)

    Situated just before the Guinness Village, the Champions Walk Restaurant offers one of the best views of the Parade Ring and great access to the main viewing grandstand.

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

    Horseshoe Pavilion Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Tented Village)

    Horseshoe Pavilion Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Tented Village)

    Enjoy a terrific lunch in this consistently popular restaurant situated in the heart of The Village.

  • Overall Rating 4/10
    Value for Money 2/10

    The Orchard™ Pods

    Non-Viewing (Tented Village)

    The Orchard™ Pods

    Non-Viewing (Tented Village)

    A new addition to the packages available to the Cheltenham Festival is the Orchard Pods self-contained areas, which are perfect for small groups wanting private space.

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

    Platinum Suite

    Non-Viewing (Courtyard Area)

    Platinum Suite

    Non-Viewing (Courtyard Area)

    Situated in the heart of The Courtyard, the Platinum Suite marquee is an excellent value for money facility heightened by celebrity tipsters and VIP hostess service.

  • Overall Rating 6/10
    Value for Money 9/10

    The Venue

    Non-Viewing (Courtyard Area)

    The Venue

    Non-Viewing (Courtyard Area)

    Located within the Official Festival Hospitality Village, The Venue is a perfect base to enjoy a day of hospitality during the Cheltenham Festival.

  • Overall Rating 4/10
    Value for Money 9/10

    Moscow Flyer Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Courtyard Area)

    Moscow Flyer Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Courtyard Area)

    The Moscow Flyer Restaurant sits close to the Guinness Village and offers a superb base for the day.

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

    Gold Cup Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Main Grandstand Area)

    Gold Cup Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Main Grandstand Area)

    Enjoy a warm welcome with a Grand Marque Champagne reception before enjoying a sumptuous lunch within the ever-popular Gold Cup Restaurant.

  • Overall Rating 5/10
    Value for Money 6/10

    Festival Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Main Grandstand Area)

    Festival Restaurant

    Non-Viewing (Main Grandstand Area)

    Situated a stone’s throw from the Parade Ring and Hall of Fame this excellently positioned restaurant is the perfect base for a day of racing action.

  • Overall Rating 3/10
    Value for Money 7/10

    VIP Bar

    Non-Viewing (Guinness Grandstand)

    VIP Bar

    Non-Viewing (Guinness Grandstand)

    The VIP Bar is a basic package that grants access to the course alongside a complimentary bar and the opportunity to purchase Guinness Grandstand seating.

Hospitality Facilities Location Map

Hospitality Facilities Location Map

Dress Code

Officially there is no dress code at Cheltenham, the course recommends dressing for the weather. However, in hospitality areas, gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar, and many ladies choose to wear county-style hats.

Getting There

The racecourse postcode is GL50 4SH for use with GPS equipment. However, on a race day, customers are strongly advised to follow temporary signs when entering Cheltenham and the local area and not the brown permanent signs.

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