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So much Guinness..............

A great day out, even for seasoned race-goers. Like us, if you've not been, go at least once... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Andrew F
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Gold Cup day

We attended the festival on the Friday for the gold cup and went to the best mate enclosure. Access... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Paul C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Second year in a row attending Gold Cup day. Last year we were in 'Best Mate' enclosure and were exposed to the poor weather. This year we decided to pay the extra for the 'Club Enclosure' at nearly double the price. Every area we went into was packed (clearly expected to some degree). If you were prepared to miss a race in order to get a drink, then you were ok...otherwise it was just a joke.
The event is clearly over sold and the infrastructure obviously isn't up to the task.
No extra value for money in the higher priced enclosure and no guarantee of being under cover due to numbers.....
Very disappointing day and in terms of the mess trying to leave the car park, ridiculously poorly organised.
You spend most of the time watching the screens in any event, so may as well stay at home for the little 'racing' you get to see.
This event just doesn't compare to other top sporting events for value or experience unfortunately.
Over rated, over hyped and just an excuse for the Irish to pop over for a party..!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Alistair F
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Great time had by all,booked a table in Moscow Flyer restaurant,staff friendly,helpful,food great,can come go as you please as your table for the day,coffee,tea free on tap,drinks had to pay for recommend

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Carolynn H
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Was at Cheltenham for 2 days this year, fantastic days racing really enjoyed the racing but the bar staff were absolutely terrible most of them didn't know how to pull pints be it guiness or a lager i had to show a woman how to pull a pint of carling, most were way too slow, I know the crowds were massive but literally no go in the staff to get people served what so ever most of them didn't want to know and looked like they never worked in a bar before, should not employ people with no experience in bars for such a busy time, really was a big put off for attending in future, took 20 mins to get to a bar because it was so busy then at least 10 to get served after ordering only 4 easy drinks 2 pints and 2 shorts this is a disgrace, had to tell a member of staff my order 5 times before I got it, big big turn off

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Niall D
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I don't have much more to say. It's the most incredible event in the Gloucestershire calendar.
The atmosphere is electric and it presents a good excuse to buy a new outfit.
A must for anyone who hasn't yet been but is thinking about it.

Tip: Club tickets are recommended. Restrictions apply with Tates tickets. Best Mate enclosure is an avoid at all costs!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Elise321
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A fantastic atmosphere , tens of thousands of people, extremely well organised. Great for racing and people watching! It's popular for a reason! Easy to park either on site or in the town.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank grommit35
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