Enclosures at The Festival™

Each enclosure at the Cheltenham Festival offers racegoers a unique experience.

Read on to view enclosure information including where to go, where to eat and availability for each day of The Festival™.


Access all areas* and get the most out of racing at The Festival™ with Club Enclosure tickets.

Club tickets offer the widest choice when it comes to views of the racecourse, Pre-Parade Ring, Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure, allowing you to watch every aspect of the day’s racing. Watch each race from the prime location of our main grandstand viewing steps and the lawn, which runs from The Princess Royal Stand right up to the finishing line. Races can also be viewed from the centre of the course by the final fence, weather permitting.

Club Enclosure ticket holders benefit from the widest range of public bars and restaurants, including Vestey Bar and the Big Bucks Champagne Bar in The Princess Royal Stand, as well as Tommy Atkins, Mandarin Kitchen,  Cottage Rake, Mill House, and Golden Miller in the Main Grandstand, and Quevega near the Parade Ring.

Entertainment can be enjoyed from various locations across the course and our Shopping Village is a must visit for all.

*excludes access to areas exclusively reserved for members, owners and trainers and hospitality.


Looking for a compromise between Club and Best Mate? The Tattersalls Enclosure provides a good choice of viewing, entertainment and refreshment options, but limits access to some of the most desirable spots across the course.

Including viewing of the Pre-Parade Ring, Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure, racegoers can enjoy all aspects of the days races. The races themselves can be watched from the Tattersalls grandstand viewing steps and areas past the finishing line.

Tattersalls Enclosure ticket holders benefit from a great selection of food and entertainment including our notorious Shopping Village.

Best Mate

Best Mate Enclosure may be our cheapest ticket choice but it offers an atmosphere like no other.

Some would argue that with views of the racing directly opposite the main grandstand and adjacent to the finish line, The Best Mate Enclosure offers tremendous value with some truly fantastic views. The Best Mate Grandstand is a modern, bright and comfortable facility, arguably the best of its type on any racecourse in the UK.

As for refreshments and entertainment, there are a variety of food choices plus extensive betting facilities and bars.

With a Best Mate ticket you may only enter the racecourse through the Best Mate gates located at the South of the site, so access to the Pre-Parade Ring, Parade Ring, Winners Enclosure, Shopping and entertainment in the main racecourse is not permitted.

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