• Cheltenham Festival Hospitality


Cheltenham Festival tickets with hospitality packages

Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH
Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 March 2017

Early bird prices now available from £399 (+VAT)

Treat your guests to one of the most exhilarating Jump racing events in the UK calendar with one of our luxury hospitality packages.

The Cheltenham Festival epitomises everything this is great about Jump racing and each day offers something for everyone. Wednesday is Ladies Day, where you can mingle with the finest in furlong fashion. A real Irish flavour is guaranteed as St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the Thursday and Friday is the famous Gold Cup Day.

The Front Runners Restaurant is a spacious and modern restaurant overlooking the final furlong of Cheltenham Racecourse.

So why not treat your guests, clients or family to an unforgettable experience in 2017, which includes:

  • Panoramic views of the final furlong of Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Guest speaker and jockey
  • The famous Cheltenham roar

Find out more about the history of Cheltenham here.

Front Runners Restaurant

Front Runners Restaurant is a spacious and modern restaurant, overlooking the final furlong of Cheltenham Racecourse. This glass-fronted restaurant is ideal for smaller parties looking to entertain at the Cheltenham Festival in 2017.

Choose from a viewing or non-viewing table in the raised restaurant where you can catch all the horse racing action.

Private tables of 10 and 12 are available in the restaurant throughout the Festival, with smaller numbers being accommodated on a shared basis.

Front Runners Hospitality Package includes: 

  • Club ticket and badge, giving access to the Members’ Lawn and Viewing Steps
  • Breakfast roll served on arrival
  • Champagne reception
  • A four-course lunch, accompanied by selected wines, followed by coffee
  • Complimentary bar throughout the day, including draught Guinness (excluding Champagne)
  • Traditional afternoon tea
  • Race pack, including Race Card and Timeform (1 per 4 guests)
  • Racing Post available
  • Tote betting facilities in Front Runners
  • Jockeys in attendance to analyse race card
  • Flat screen televisions with live race action
  • Commemorative VIP Pass and informative event documentation
  • Car parking available on request (1 per 2 guests)
  • Coach parking available on request

There is also an opportunity to purchase seats within The Guinness Grandstand.
Please note that package, price and content are subject to change.

Early Bird prices



Runners Restaurant

Front Runners Window Table (10 & 12 guests only) 

Tuesday 14 March
Champion Day


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Limited stock

Wednesday 15 March
Ladies Day


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Thursday 16 March
St Patrick's Day


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Limited stock

Friday 17 March
Cheltenham Gold Cup Day


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Package, price and content are subject to change.
Prices are per person and exclude VAT


Sample Itinerary

10.30am  Gates and Front Runners opens
11.00am Coffee and bacon rolls are served on arrival (vegetarian option also available)
Bar opens
12.00pm A four-course lunch is served with selected wines, followed by coffee
1.30pm Make sure your bets are set as the horses go under starter’s orders for the first race
3.20pm Feature Race of the Day
3.30pm Afternoon tea is served
5.15pm Your last chance for the big win as the final race gets under way
5.45pm Bar closes (or 30 minutes after the final race)
6.15pm Guests depart (or one hour after the final race)


Sample menu from 2015 Gold Cup Day


Coln Valley Smoked Chicken and Red Pepper Tian
aniseed rhubarb purée, fennel salad, pea tendril, vanilla dressing


Rosemary Scented English Lamb Rump
dauphinoise potato, heather honey carrots, braised red cabbage with blackberry and apple, sloe gin sauce
Sea Bass Fillet
pumpkin ravioli, wilted Swiss chard and fennel, lemon verbena sauce


Rich Dark Chocolate Fondant
cornish clotted cream, honey comb crystals


Handpicked Local Cheese Platter
chutney & biscuit selection
Please note


Cheltenham Festival Hospitality Video

Cheltenham Festival Customer Feedback


Brand New Virtual Tour from 2014

View full screen version here.

Champion Day - Tuesday 14 March

Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2016 Champion Hurdle
1.30-Supreme Novices' Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
2.05-Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeplechase (2m)
2.40-Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase (3m 1/2f)
3.20-Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m 1/2f)
4.00-Mares' Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy) (2m 4f)
4.40-National Hunt Chase (4m)
5.15-Novices' Handicap Chase (2m 4 1/2 f)

Ladies Day - Wednesday 15 March

Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2016 Queen Mother Champion Chase
1.30-Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (2m 5f)
2.05-RSA Steeple Chase (3m 1/2f)
2.40-Coral Cup (2m 5f)
3.20-BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Steeplechase (2m)
4.00-Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (3m 7f)
4.40-Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (2m 1/2f)
5.15-Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Open NH Flat Race) (2m 1/2f)

St Patrick's Thursday - Thursday 16 March

Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2016 Ladbrokes World Hurdle
1.30-JLT Novices' Steeplechase (2m 5f)
2.05-Pertemps Final (Handicap Hurdle) (3m)
2.40-Ryanair Chase (2m 5f)
3.20-Ladbrokes World Hurdle (3m)
4.00-Byrne Group Plate Handicap Steeplechase (2m 5f)
4.40-Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeplechase (3m 1 1/2f)
5.15-St. Patrick's Derby (Charity Race) (1m 5f)

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day - Friday 17 March

Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival, featuring the 2016 Gold Cup
1.30-JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.05-Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.40-Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (3m)
3.20-Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.00-Foxhunter Steeplechase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.40-Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (2m 4 1/2f)
5.15-Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeplechase (2m 1/2f)


Please note these are subject to change, as they are based on last years fixtures.