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Fawley Meadows
Official Hospitality – Fawley Meadows

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  • 78 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Fawley Meadows is ideally situated alongside the Thames in a wonderfully picturesque area, which offers hospitality throughout the day.

The package comes with some special features, including live entertainment, a riverboat cruise, and a private outdoor area. This fun and interactive space also enjoys a visit from a Regatta Steward to take you through the days racing.

A sumptuous 5-Course lunch featuring local produce awaits, alongside a sweet & savoury afternoon tea and full complimentary bar, including Champagne throughout the day.




Rating: High Standard

Plus

  • Village Atmosphere
  • Views of the Racing Close to Finish
  • 5-Course Luncheon
  • Riverboat Cruise
  • Stewards’ Enclosure Upgrade Available

Minus

  • No Hostess Service

Key Points

Location Banks of Fawley Meadows, ¼ Mile from Finish
Side of River Thames Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire Station
Catering
  • Coffee & Biscuits on Arrival
  • 5-Course Lunch featuring Local Produce complemented by Cellar Master's Selected Wines
  • Full Afternoon Tea
Drinks
  • Moet & Chandon Champagne Reception with Canapés
  • Complimentary Bar Including Champagne (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide from £337 (Stewards Upgrade from £50)
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

Banks of Fawley Meadows, ¼ Mile from Finish

Viewing

Riverside Views

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

Private Tables

Reception Catering

Coffee & Biscuits on Arrival

Reception Drink

Moet & Chandon Champagne Reception with Canapés

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • Champagne, Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks

Main Meal

5-Course Lunch featuring Local Produce complemented by Cellar Master's Selected Wines

Additional Catering

Full Afternoon Tea

Guest Speakers

Regatta Steward to Introduce the Day's Racing

Audio Visual

TV Coverage

Programme

Henley Royal Regatta Programme

Riverboat Cruise

River Boat Cruise Running Regularly throughout the Day

Extra Inclusions

  • Fun & Interactive Elements throughout
  • Relaxing Lawn Games
  • Alfresco Lounge & Bar Areas
  • Option to Upgrade to Stewards' Enclosure

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Fawley Meadows Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

Fawley Meadows is a large hospitality pavilion situated on the picturesque bank of Fawley Meadows, part of the Official Fawley Meadows Hospitality Village. The village atmosphere that has been created here, along the riverbank, includes fun & interactive elements, relaxing lawn games and an alfresco lounge and bar area.

Location

Fawley Meadows is situated on the opposite side (Buckinghamshire side) of the River Thames to the Stewards’ Enclosure. It is a picturesque location along the riverbank with lovely views of the racing as they approach the closing 500m of the race.

Facility/Décor

This shared restaurant facility is a large modern hospitality pavilion with an old-fashioned twist in that the interiors feature wooden poles associated with traditional marquees. The marquee frontage is open to provide views of the River Thames from your table. There is an attractive river-fronted garden area in front of the marquee.

Private Tables

Private tables are available to book.

Admission

There are no admission tickets required to watch the Henley Royal Regatta, however, most vantage points along the river have been taken over by hospitality pavilions and the ticketed Regatta Enclosure (downstream from the Stewards). The key exception to this is the Stewards’ Enclosure itself (equivalent to Ascot’s Royal Enclosure), which sits opposite the regatta Finish Line, where tickets are usually only available for Members and their guests (there is over a 5-year waiting list to become a Member). However, the Fawley Meadows package includes the option to purchase Stewards’ Enclosure admission as an upgrade of £55 pp plus vat (boat transfers included).

Catering

Catering is a key element of your day at Henley and after morning coffee and biscuits you can look forward to pre-lunch canapés followed by a sumptuous 5-course luncheon. Later in the day, you can enjoy a Full sweet & savoury Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, cakes & scones.

 

Guests enjoying hospitality

Drinks

There is a full complimentary bar throughout the day that includes Champagne & Pimms, wines, beers, cider, selected spirits, and soft drinks.

Riverboat Cruise

A riverboat Cruise is included, which runs throughout the day, you will be allocated a specific time for you and your guests. This is a popular addition to the day.

Service

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

Entertainment

A Regatta Steward will take you through the day’s racing, and there is also periodic live music.

Audio-Visual

There are a few TV monitors which enable you to keep a track on other sporting events taking place, notably Wimbledon.

Car Parking

Car park labels are included on a 1:2 basis and the car park is ideally located adjacent to the hospitality village.

Extras

Each guest receives an official souvenir Henley Royal Regatta Racing Programme.

Dress Code (Stewards’ Enclosure)

There is no formal dress code, except in the Stewards’ Enclosure, where gentlemen are required to wear lounge suits, or jackets/blazers with flannels, together with a tie or cravat. Ladies are required to wear dresses or skirts, with a hemline below the knee.

Ratings Understand our scoring
78 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Riverboat Cruise
Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 78/100
Paul Terry (61)
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Dress Code

The Stewards’ Enclosure requires gentlemen to wear lounge suits, or jackets/blazers with flannels and a tie or cravat, ladies are required to wear dresses or skirts with a hemline below the knee. Outside of the enclosure, the atmosphere is less formal though most dress up, wearing club blazers and other rowing apparel.

Getting There

Please allow extra time to enter car parks near the Regatta due to security measures and the one-way system in place during the Regatta which is indicated by signs. The main taxi drop point during the Regatta is on the main road, just a short walk from the enclosures.

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