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The Venue
Non-Viewing (Courtyard Area)

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  • 57 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The Venue is a relaxed style environment for those wishing to enjoy a more informal day of hospitality and racing. This popular facility is enhanced by live music from David ‘Yosser’ Hughes, and by some celebrity tipsters keen to give out their advice on the top horses and jockeys.

This excellent value for money package includes a four-course luncheon, afternoon tea and hostess service, taking away any pressures of the day, leaving you to engage with your guests.

Located within the exclusive Hospitality Village, The Venue is close to the Guinness Grandstand and Retail Village and just a few minutes walk from the main viewing Grandstand.




Rating: Average

Plus

  • Hostess Drinks Service
  • Guest Tipster
  • Live Entertainment

Minus

  • No Views of Racing from the Hospitality Facility
  • Champagne is an Extra Cost

Key Points

Location Tented Village (The Courtyard)
Catering
  • Morning Coffee & Biscuits
  • 4-Course Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
Admission Club Admission
Drinks Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 4 Guests
Price Guide £389 to £489
Price Rating ££

Package Content

Location

Tented Village (The Courtyard)

Viewing

Walk to Rails or Grandstands

Tickets

Club Admission

Car Parking

1 per 4 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

8 to 12 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

Racing Tipster

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Hostess Service

VIP Hostess Service

Extra Inclusions

  • Live Music from David 'Yosser' Hughes
  • Racing Post
  • Tote Betting Facilities

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The Venue Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Venue is situated at the end of the hospitality area known as The Courtyard. It is a great-value hospitality facility, providing a comprehensive hospitality experience.

Location

The Courtyard is an exclusive hospitality village about a 5-minute walk from the Parade Ring area. It is an attractive spacious area accessed through Cheltenham’s new experience area, The Orchard™, an area full of luxury brands.

Facility/Décor

The restaurant has a pleasant interior with round tables. The Courtyard has some striking statues and floral enhancements.

Private Tables

Private Tables are available for 8-12 guests, smaller groups will be asked to share.

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

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.

Guests within The Venue

Drinks

You will have a complimentary bar 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

You will be entertained by a well-known racing personality who will share his betting recommendations with you. The Venue has the bonus of live entertainment in the afternoon from the talented David ‘Yosser’ Hughes, although some may find it a little loud!

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
57 / 100
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Catering
Admission
Drinks
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Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 57/100
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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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