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Food & Drink

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At Cheltenham Racecourse we pride ourselves on providing a local, premium, and sustainable food and drink service throughout the Festival. We strive to support local businesses and campaign to supply premier brands and enhance the product range available to serve only the best.

We have picked out some of our favourite offerings at this year’s Festival inlcuding the all new offering in The Orchard with Gaucho!

In 2024 Gaucho brought the finest Argentinian steak to the Cheltenham festival for the first time. Racegoers had the opportunity to book into the luxury steak restaurant from 11am, where the first sitting were graced with racing legends Matt Chapman and Barry Geraghty, who shared their tips and predictions for the day.


On the menu there was the signature Gaucho steaks served with our ever-famous chimichurri sauce, paired with outstanding sides, including garlic and herb butter lobster, tomato salad and, of course, our perfect chips. The wine list features full-bodied Argentine malbec, some crisp whites and – if you’re really looking to celebrate – we have a limited number of Rare Barrel Mourvedre from South Africa in large-format magnum.


Reservations in advance were available on Open Table and there were plenty of opportunities for walk-in bookings.

The Feed Room is a brand new food court themed on a traditional stable feed room. Featuring 6 Pop ups Food Concepts including Boa Buns, Tacos, Pizza, Naan, Deli and Crumble. Located in the tented village.

Visit the traditional Arkle Bar by Gloucester Brewery, the partnership enables racegoers to enjoy the great taste of Gloucester Brewery Craft Lager or Session IPA. Gloucester Brewery prides itself on a love of beer and a vision for creative, sustainable brewing with all of its offerings based on natural ingredients.

Winged Ox is a traditional bar with a full range of draught beers & a food outlet offering a variety of hot food.

The popular Cottage Rake bar offers a self-serve bar, providing 12 more pumps, racegoers can select their desired drink and pour the pint themselves. After fantastic reviews, we recommend seeing what all the fuss is about and pour your own perfect pint of Guinness in just 45 seconds!

The Terrace Bar has been a hit since it launched at the start of the 2022 season. Providing all you need from premium wines, beers and spirits, The Terrace Bar is a great choice during races with big screens and bookmakers close by you won’t miss any action.

If you’re in need of a caffeine hit be sure to check out Aroma Coffee by Nero Roasting Co at Hall of Fame, Vesty, and Tommy Atkins. Supporting our efforts for a sustainable future Caffé Nero takes responsibility not just for great coffee but supporting communities and the environment where our coffee is grown.

The biggest temporary bar in the UK, the Best Mate Pavilion is a massive 80 meters long! You won’t be able to miss it, so grab yourself a pint and enjoy live bands performing each day of The Festival.

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