The Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival
Itinerary, Menu & Dress Code


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Sample Itinerary

10 : 30 am

Racecourse Opens

11 : 00 am

Morning Coffee

11 : 30 am

Champagne Reception

12 : 00 pm


1 : 30 pm

First Race

3 : 45 pm

Afternoon Tea

5 : 30 pm

Last Race

5 : 30 pm

Bar Closes

6 : 00 pm

Guests Depart

Booze     Pie


Sample Menu

Morning Coffee and Shortbreads

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Smoked Haddock & Pea Risotto Cake
served with a Quails Egg and a Buttered Tarragon Sauce

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Braised British Beef in Cheltenham Racing Ale
served with an Oxtail Pie, Buttered Horseradish Mash, Green Beans,

Honey Glazed Dutch Carrots and Baby Beets

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Warm Ginger Syrup Sponge Pudding
served with Thick Creamy Lemon Custard Sauce

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English Cheese Board
Cotswold Blue Brie, Martell Double Gloucester, Oxford Blue,
Warwickshire Garlic & Parsley Cheddar served with
Cheltenham Racing Chutney and a Selection of Biscuits

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Full Afternoon Tea
Selection of Sandwiches
Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Chive on Brown Bread

Free Range Egg & Cress on White Bread
Roast Beef & Hot Horseradish on Brown Bread
Cheddar Mayonnaise & Spring Onion on Tomato Bread
Fruit Scones with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve
Lemon Drizzle Cake, Chocolate Eclairs
Selection of Infused Teas

Dress Code

Cheltenham is fashionable but not a fashion parade.  You are advised to be smart but warm.  Gentlemen are requested to wear a suit (or similar) with shirt and tie.  Many ladies wear hats but with the weather rather than high fashion in mind.