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Great British Picnic
Great British Picnic Enclosure

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  • 24 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Epsom Racecourse offers the Great British Picnic for the Investec Derby Festival which focusses entirely on that wonderful British tradition.

Included in the package is a three-course meal, afternoon tea and a bottle of wine, with additional drinks from a cash bar that is within easy access.

Viewing is found at the rails and there are betting facilities close by. At the end of the day, guests will be able to leave with their souvenir picnic cool bag.




Rating: Poor

Plus

  • Casual & Cost-Effective Option
  • Views Close to the Rails

Minus

  • No Protection from Inclement Weather
  • Drinks are an Extra Charge (other than inclusion)
  • No Access to Main Grandstand
  • No Guest Tipster
  • No Car Parking
  • No TV Viewing

Key Points

Location Tattenham Straight
Catering
  • Picnic Hamper - 3-Course Menu
  • Picnic Hamper - Afternoon Tea
Admission Tattenham Straight Enclosure
Drinks
  • Bottle of Wine
  • Cash Bar Nearby
Price Guide £97.50 to £117.50 (Year 2019)
Price Rating £

Package Content

Location

Tattenham Straight

Viewing

Walk to Rails

Tickets

Tattenham Straight Enclosure

Private Table/Facility Size

  • 2 Guests
  • Picnic Bench Seating

Bar Inclusions

  • Bottle of Wine
  • Cash Bar Nearby

Main Meal

Picnic Hamper - 3-Course Menu

Additional Catering

Picnic Hamper - Afternoon Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Souvenir Gift

Great British Picnic Cool Bag

Extra Inclusions

Easy Access to Betting Facilities

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

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Great British Picnic Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Great British Picnic Enclosure is a relaxed setting along the Tattenham Straight, allowing you to enjoy a flexible and casual day out. The Great British Picnic package provides you with a Cool Bag complete with your goodies, however, this package is ideal for friends but not premium corporate hospitality.

Location

The Enclosure is situated about a third of the way along the Tattenham Straight, a pivotal point as the horses approach the final furlongs of the race.

Facility/Décor

This package relies on the weather to be kind as you enjoy your hamper al fresco, with seating provided close to the rails. You will be able to watch the horses as they make their move for victory along the finishing straight.

Private Tables

You will be allocated a picnic bench for your group.

Admission

Your admission badge provides access into the Tattenham Enclosure. You do not have access to the main Grandstand.

Catering

Your Cool Bag picnic includes a 3-course picnic for two, such as Salmon Pate, Pie Selection with salads, & Cheeses. You also get scones, cream & jam for the afternoon. Please note you are not allowed to bring any additional food or drink items into the Enclosure. The Picnic Cool Bag is yours to take away at the end of the day.

 

Picnic Contents

Drinks

Your hamper includes a bottle of wine and two bottles of mineral water. All other drinks are extra and need to be purchased from the bar within the Great British Picnic Enclosure.

Service

You can either order drinks from the bar or through a special Drinks App.

Entertainment

There is no racing tipster with this package.

Audio-Visual

There are no TV monitors in this Enclosure.

Car Parking

Car parking is not included.

Extras

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

Ratings Understand our scoring
24 / 100
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Service
Entertainment
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Audio-Visual
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Total 24/100
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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.

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  • Epsom Downs Racecourse

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