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Horse & Groom Pub
Viewing (Last Two Fences)

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  • 74 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Ideally placed alongside the final two fences, the Horse & Groom pub recreates the look and feel of an upmarket bar, serving real ale alongside classic pub grub like juicy burgers and chunky chips. This relaxed facility is perfect for a more informal entertaining experience and is one of the more unique experiences available.

This hospitality package celebrates the traditional pub, with everything on offer inspired by that train of thought from the breakfast bites on arrival to the ‘best of British’ afternoon tea. The only difference is the complimentary bar!

The Horse & Groom package comes with a club admission badge so guests can feel free to explore the course and have access to the main viewing grandstand directly opposite the final post.




Rating: High Standard

Plus

  • Superb Gastro-Pub Theming
  • Great Views of the Racing
  • Outside Balcony Viewing

Minus

  • Champagne is an Extra Cost
  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Level 1 – Glass-fronted Boxes Complex
Capacity
  • Coffee & Breakfast Bites
  • 3-Course à la Carte Gourmet Pub Lunch
  • Best of British Savoury Afternoon Tea
Admission Club Admission
Drinks Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £650 to £895
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

Level 1 – Glass-fronted Boxes Complex

Viewing

Balcony Viewing

Tickets

Club Admission

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

10 Guests

Reception Catering

Coffee & Breakfast Bites

Bar Inclusions

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

Main Meal

3-Course à la Carte Gourmet Pub Lunch

Additional Catering

Best of British Savoury Afternoon Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

Tote Betting Service

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

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Horse & Groom Pub Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

Introduced in 2019, this facility is a triumph. The gastro-pub experience is delivered to Cheltenham with superb theming. This facility offers a relaxed, informal, and charming experience.

Location

Situated on Level 1 (Level 3 is the top floor) of the largest temporary glass-fronted box structure in Europe. Although this is the lowest level, it is still elevated, above ground level. The restaurant boasts a large outside viewing balcony, from where guests enjoy views of the horses as they race down the hill and over the final two fences. More distant views can be enjoyed of the horses going up the hill towards the winning post.

Facility/Décor

The theming in this facility is fabulous, so much care and attention has been lavished on the space, from wooden flooring, racing memorabilia and wooden beams – it’s hard to believe that it is only a temporary structure!

Private Tables

Private Tables are available for ten guests, smaller groups will be asked to share.

Admission

A Club Admission ticket is included, which is the premier enclosure at Cheltenham. Race viewing is standing from the outside balcony (there are no seats).

Catering

You can expect a classic 3-course à-la-carte pub-style luncheon, which tends to work perfectly with Jump Racing. Breakfast bites are included in the morning, followed by a Best of British savoury Afternoon Tea in the afternoon.

Warm and welcoming interior

Drinks

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

Service

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

Entertainment

The package does not include a racing tipster.

Audio-Visual

There are ample TV monitors throughout the facility.

Car Parking

Car park passes are allocated on a 1:2 basis, car parking is situated in the general public areas.

Extras

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

Ratings Understand our scoring
74 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 74/100
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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.

Where to Buy Package

  • Cheltenham Racecourse

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