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Downs View Suite
The Duchess’s Stand

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  • 71 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The Downs View Suite is an ideal place to entertain guests and take it the racing action, with wonderful sweeping views of the course and surrounds.

Located inside the prestigious Duchess’s Stand, this package benefits from a Champagne reception followed by a superb 3-course lunch.

There is a complimentary bar, including Champagne throughout, and guests can make use of the many convenient amenities like the convenient betting facilities and TV racing coverage.




Rating: High Standard

Plus

  • Great Views of the Racing from an Elevated Location
  • Outside Balcony Viewing

Minus

  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Duchess's Stand - 2nd Floor
Capacity 110 Guests
Catering
  • 4-Course Lunch
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
Admission Grandstand Enclosure
Drinks
  • Champagne Reception
  • Complimentary Bar - Including Champagne (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 4 Guests
Price Guide £540.83 to £624.17 (Year 2021)
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

Duchess's Stand - 2nd Floor

Viewing

  • Private Balcony views of Final Straight & Winning Post
  • Shared Balcony view of Parade Ring

Tickets

Grandstand Enclosure

Car Parking

1 per 4 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

10 & 12 Guests

Reception Drink

Champagne Reception

Bar Inclusions

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

Main Meal

4-Course Lunch

Additional Catering

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Guest Speakers

Tipster Talk

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

Roaming & Fixed Betting Facilities

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

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Downs View Suite Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Downs View Suite in the Duchess’s Stand at Epsom Racecourse is, in essence, a large Superbox, accommodating approx. 110 guests. The Duchess’s Stand is also simply referred to as the Grandstand, it is situated next to the Queen’s Stand. The Stand is the newest stand at Epsom, being completed in 2009. It has been constructed on a natural hill, allowing the ground level to cascade as viewing steps down the gradient. There are only two floors above the public viewing terrace, with the Downs View Suite situated on the top (2nd) level.

Location

The Downs View Suite is situated on the 2nd Floor (Top) of the Duchess’s Stand. The suite is situated just before the Finish Post and has superb views of the finishing straight. There is a giant TV screen opposite the stand to enhance views of the entire race.

Facility/Décor

The Downs View Suite has floor-to-ceiling windows that are built at an angle to reduce sun glare, which greatly enhances the spectacular views of the Downs. There is a private viewing balcony (standing only) and the suite also has access to a shared balcony at the rear overlooking the Parade Ring and the London skyline in the distance. It is a smart lively suite with a good atmosphere.

Private Tables

Private tables are for 10-12 guests, smaller groups will need to share a table.

Admission

Your admission badge provides access into the Grandstand Enclosure (Duchess’s Stand).

Catering

Catering consists of a 3-course plated meal (starter, main, dessert). There is also a Cheeseboard and Afternoon Tea served later in the day.

 

Inside the Downs View Suite

Drinks

There is a full complimentary bar including Champagne, beers, wines, house spirits and soft drinks.

Service

Service is left to the waiting-staff, there is not a hostess service.

Entertainment

There is no racing tipster included in this package.

Audio-Visual

There are several TV monitors throughout the facility.

Car Parking

Car park passes are allocated on a 1:4 basis.

Extras

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

Ratings Understand our scoring
71 / 100
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Catering
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Drinks
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Service
Entertainment
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Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 71/100
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Dress Code

Hospitality guests are required to follow a smart casual dress code. Jackets, trousers and a collared shire are encouraged. Smart denim jeans are acceptable, however, jeans must not have tears or rips. It is not a requirement that hats or fascinators are worn on any racedays outside The Derby Festival.

Getting There

The racecourse postcode is KT18 5LQ for use with GPS equipment. The racecourse is just a few minutes from Epsom Town Centre on the B290 Epsom Downs Road or just off junction 9 of the M25.

Where to Buy Package

  • Epsom Downs Racecourse

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