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Back to The Festival™ presented by Magners
  • Overall Rating 7 /10
  • Value for Money 8 /10
Back to The Festival™ presented by Magners

Long Run Balcony Boxes
Viewing (Last Two Fences)

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

Package Overview

The Long Run Balcony Boxes promise a truly VIP experience at Cheltenham with stunning panoramic views of the Cotswolds and racecourse.

This package offers a complete VIP service with dedicated hostesses there to see to your needs, alongside a superb 4-course luncheon and traditional afternoon tea.

These boxes located on either level 2 or level 3 of the structure are a wonderful way to treat important clients or employees to a day of superb hospitality. The addition of Club admission allows them entry to most of the course and its features.

  • Great Views of the Racing
  • Outside Balcony Viewing
  • Hostess Drinks Service
  • Guest Tipster
  • Champagne is an Extra Cost
  • No Public Lifts to the Upper Floors (Other than a Disabled Lift)

Key Points

Location Levels 2 & 3 – Glass-fronted Boxes Complex
  • Morning Coffee & Biscuits
  • 4-Course Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
Admission Club Admission
  • Bucks Fizz Reception
  • Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £519 to £715
Price Rating ££

Package Content


Levels 2 & 3 – Glass-fronted Boxes Complex


Balcony Viewing


Club Admission

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

  • 8 to 12 Guests
  • Private Boxes for 30 to 80 Guests

Reception Catering

Morning Coffee & Biscuits

Reception Drink

Bucks Fizz Reception

Bar Inclusions

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

Main Meal

4-Course Lunch

Additional Catering

Afternoon Tea

Guest Speakers

Celebrity Tipster

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage


Official Racecard

Hostess Service

VIP Hostess Service

Extra Inclusions

  • Racing Post
  • Tote Betting Facilities

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


Long Run Balcony Boxes Hospitality Critic Review


The Long Run Boxes are named after the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner. They are standard hospitality suites with moveable divisions, which allow the boxes to be available for private use or as shared-restaurant facilities. This flexibility means that they can provide companies with reasonably large private viewing boxes if required. The Long Run Boxes tend to be the least expensive viewing boxes on the racecourse.


The boxes are situated at the far end of the largest temporary glass-fronted box structure in Europe (that being, they are the furthest away from the winning post). Each box has 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. The boxes are available on all three levels of the structure. The boxes on Level 3 (top floor) are priced at a surcharge as they have some upgraded features, superior views, and no supporting columns (that might hinder space).


There is no special theming, the décor is fairly ordinary with dining on round tables. Level 3 boxes have upgraded carpet, furniture & lighting and are generally more spacious.

Private Tables

Private Tables are available for 8-12 guests, smaller groups will be asked to share. Private boxes for 30-80 guests are also available for companies looking for exclusivity.


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).

Table setting within the boxes


The catering supplied in this facility is Cheltenham’s standard catering package, that being morning coffee & biscuits, a 4-course set Luncheon and Afternoon Tea.


There is a Bucks Fizz reception, and the bar is complimentary including, wines, beers, spirits, and soft drinks. Please note, however, that champagne is an extra charge.


In addition to the waiting staff, the boxes come with hostess service, which enhances the drink service.


A racing tipster, usually a previous champion jockey, visits daily during lunch to give their betting recommendations.


There is a TV monitor in each box for 30-40 guests and a PA system for the guest tipster.

Car Parking

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


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

Ratings Understand our scoring
68 / 100
Car Parking
Total 68/100
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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.

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