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Silks Restaurant
Viewing (Last Two Fences)

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  • 67 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Silks Restaurant is a fantastic base for you and your guests during the Cheltenham Festival, offering panoramic views of the racecourse and final fences.

A full hostess service is on offer that takes the pressure off considerably, allowing for more time with important clients. Combine this with the sit down four-course lunch and traditional afternoon tea for a full day of entertainment.

Club admission badges grant you and your guests access to the main viewing grandstand, and the proximity of the retail village allows time for some souvenir hunting.




Rating: Good

Plus

  • Great Views of the Racing
  • Outside Balcony Viewing
  • Hostess Drinks Service
  • Guest Tipster

Minus

  • Champagne is an Extra Cost

Key Points

Location Level 1 – Glass-fronted Boxes Complex
Catering
  • Morning Coffee & Biscuits
  • 4-Course Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
Admission Club Admission
Drinks Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £529 to £689
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

  • 8 to 12 Guests
  • Private Boxes for 40 Guests

Reception Catering

Morning Coffee & Biscuits

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

Programme

Official Racecard

Hostess Service

VIP Hostess Service

Extra Inclusions

  • Racing Post
  • Tote Betting Facilities

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Silks Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

Silks Restaurant is situated on Level 1 (Level 3 is the top floor) of The Long Run Box complex, which is named after the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner. Silks is a standard hospitality suite providing one of the best-valued viewing suites on the racecourse.

Location

Silks Restaurant is 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). The viewing suite 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.

Facility/Décor

There is no special theming, the décor is fairly ordinary with dining on round tables.

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

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.

Silks Restaurant signage

Drinks

The bar is complimentary including, wines, beers, spirits, and soft drinks. Please note, however, that Champagne is an extra charge.

Service

In addition to the waiting staff, the restaurant comes with a hostess service, which enhances the drink service.

Entertainment

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

Audio-Visual

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.

Extras

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

Ratings Understand our scoring
67 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 67/100
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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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