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The ultimate guide to race week in Cheltenham

PUBLISHED: 17:01 07 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:36 18 March 2016

Cheltenham Racecourse © Lesley Rigg, Shutterstock

Cheltenham Racecourse © Lesley Rigg, Shutterstock


Take a safe bet with our guide to Cheltenham Festival and find out where some of the town’s best restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels are for race goers during Gold Cup Week.

Whether you’re a seasoned racecourse punter or it’s your first time at Cheltenham Festival, this comprehensive guide will give you the low down on some of the best places to eat, drink and spend your winnings in Cheltenham during race week.

Coneygree ridden by jockey Nico de Boinville prior to winning the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup ChaseConeygree ridden by jockey Nico de Boinville prior to winning the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase

A background to the festival

With head down and full gallop towards the greatest jump racing Festival on earth, we go behind the scenes at Cheltenham Racecourse to find out everything you need to know about the Cheltenham Gold Cup - read all about it here.

Begin Cheltenham race week with one of the top breakfasts in the CotswoldsBegin Cheltenham race week with one of the top breakfasts in the Cotswolds

Where to go for a race week breakfast

Begin Cheltenham race week with one of the top breakfasts in the Cotswolds as our guide takes the gamble out of where to go for a winning Full English, in and around Cheltenham. Find out where to start your day here.

The Potting Shed, CrudwellThe Potting Shed, Crudwell

Bars and pubs near Cheltenham racecourse

Whether you’re celebrating your wins on Ladies Day or commiserating your losses from the Gold Cup – we share our local knowledge on some of the best bars and pubs to head to after a day at The Festival.

Cheltenham bars

Cotswold real ale pubs

Cosy Cotswold pubs

Soak up the alcohol with some of Cheltenham’s most delicious cuisineSoak up the alcohol with some of Cheltenham’s most delicious cuisine

Where to eat after a day at the races

Hungry after all that daytime drinking? Soak up the alcohol with some of Cheltenham’s most delicious cuisine. See the below links for some of the best restaurants this Cotswold town has to offer.

Cheltenham’s tastiest restaurants

Cheltenham curry houses

Sunday lunches

One of the 38 beautiful en-suite bedrooms found at Dormy HouseOne of the 38 beautiful en-suite bedrooms found at Dormy House


Want to know where to stay for Cheltenham Gold Cup? Make sure you book a room at one of the Cotswold’s most luxurious hotels for Cheltenham Festival 2017. Be quick though, as rooms sell out for race week very quickly! Find out more, here.


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