6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Cotswold Life today click here

The ultimate guide to race week in Cheltenham

17:01 07 March 2016

Cheltenham Racecourse © Lesley Rigg, Shutterstock

Cheltenham Racecourse © Lesley Rigg, Shutterstock

Archant

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

Accommodation

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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cotswold Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cotswold Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cotswold Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & about

Thu, 10:55

Get hare-ing! From March 25, the Cotswolds will be teeming with 80 five foot-hare sculptures for visitors to spot throughout the region

Read more
Mon, 11:40

In our latest literary ramble, we explore the golden backlanes of this pretty Cotswold town

Read more
Monday, February 13, 2017

We pick seven special and unique ways to pop the question in one of the most romantic and beautiful places in England… The Cotswolds.

Read more
Monday, February 13, 2017

Snowdrops bring great joy in the early months of the year, signifying the warmer weather ahead. We pick 9 of the most magical places to explore these beautiful flowers

Read more
Monday, February 6, 2017

Walk in the footsteps of arguably the greatest English travel writer of the 20th century, Patrick Leigh Fermor, visiting his last home, his grave, and the magnificent Dumbleton Hall, where roaring fires, Sunday lunches and afternoon teas await to be indulged in

Read more
Monday, January 30, 2017

Stephen Roberts explores the surprising industrial heritage of Blockley, one of our prettiest villages

Read more
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Folk in Shipston-on-Stour have a lot to cry about – in the best possible way! Tracy Spiers talks to the town’s friendly residents

Read more
Thursday, January 26, 2017

From town criers to charming boutiques, we know how lovely it is to visit Shipston-on-Stour, but did you know these quirky facts about the Cotswold town?

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

The word ‘wassail’ comes from the Anglo¬Saxon greeting Wæs þu hæl (‘be in good health’), to which the correct response is of course Drinc hæl. As drinking toasts go, preferable to ‘cheers’, I think.

Read more
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Imposing manor houses, quiet medieval villages, idyllic swathes of countryside - the Cotswolds offers a lot for location scouts in the film business. Here are the most popular filming locations in the Cotswolds, as seen on screens big and small.

Read more
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The first of 50 giant hares that will put Stroud on the map next year highlights a family history

Read more
Friday, December 23, 2016

A winter walk is so refreshing – and it can be life-changing too, boosting mental and physical wellbeing, says Siân Ellis

Read more
Friday, December 23, 2016

The lions at Cotswold Wildlife Park can’t wait for Christmas day and are breaking into their presents while the keepers aren’t watching

Read more
Monday, December 19, 2016

It may only be a year since Tracy Spiers last visited Chipping Campden, but this warm and creative community isn’t one to rest on its laurels… least of all at Christmas time

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory
A+ Education

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad
Cotswold Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Cotswold's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search