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The Orchard™ Pods
Non-Viewing (Tented Village)

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  • 42 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The Orchard™ Pods are a new exclusive hospitality package available for the Cheltenham Festival that offers guests a relaxed dining option in a wonderfully intimate space within The Orchard™.

The Pods themselves can accommodate between 12 and 20 guests and are well presented. Guests will have a flexible menu which will be determined beforehand by the organiser.

As the Pods are sat in the heart of The Orchard™, guests are free to enjoy the live DJ, shopping opportunities and first-class atmosphere that The Festival inevitably brings.




Rating: Below Average

Plus

  • Live DJ in The Orchard™

Minus

  • No Views of Racing from the Hospitality Facility
  • Food, Drinks & Car Parking are an Extra Cost
  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Tented Village (The Orchard™)
Catering Flexible Menu
Admission Club Admission
Drinks Private Cash Bar
Price Guide Per Pod, from £7,491.67
Price Rating £££

Package Content

Location

Tented Village (The Orchard™)

Viewing

Walk to Rails or Grandstands

Tickets

Club Admission

Private Table/Facility Size

Pod Sizes: 12 to 20 Guests

Bar Inclusions

Private Cash Bar

Main Meal

Flexible Menu

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

The Orchard Showcase Brands including Bentley & Boodles Jewellery & Featuring a Resident DJ

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

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The Orchard™ Pods Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Orchard™ Pods were introduced by Cheltenham in 2020 and are a popular addition to the wide range of hospitality options available at the Festival. In essence, the Pods are individual log cabins with a private terrace. The style is intimate & casual, and the package can be tailored to suit your distinct requirements. They are located to take advantage of the upmarket ambience of The Orchard™.

Location

The Orchard™ is Cheltenham’s new experience area, with luxury brands including Bentley, Boodles, Holland & Holland, premier shopping opportunities and a live DJ. It is situated with a 5-minute walk from the Parade Ring.

Facility/Décor

The Pods are very casual with a small sofa, coffee table and high stool seats with a ‘breakfast-bar’ to eat your lunch. The facility may be cold if the weather is unkind.

Admission

A Club Admission ticket is included, which is the premier enclosure at Cheltenham. Please note that the racing cannot be viewed directly from this facility. To view the racing, you need to walk to the rails or make your way to the tiered steps in the Grandstand.

Catering

You can pre-order a sumptuous buffet to be served in your Pod from a choice of menus.

Inside a Pod

Drinks

Drinks are extra, but you can pre-order drinks, which will be stocked in your private Pod bar.

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, as well as a PA system for the 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
42 / 100
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Total 42/100
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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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