Cheltenham Festival  is one of the biggest events in the racing calendar. With 14 races over four days, the town usually welcomes around 650,000 racegoers throughout the week.

So you can make the most of your stay in the town, we’ve put together some of the best places to eat and stay in-between race days. And if you’re still searching for the perfect outfit, Visit Cheltenham have put together some inspiration here.

From Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th March 2022, the schedule is:

Day One, Champion Day featuring The Unibet Champion Hurdle : The Festival roar is moments away. 

Day Two, Ladies Day featuring The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase : The Queen Mother of all race days

Day Three, St Patrick’s Thursday featuring The Ryanair Chase and the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle : Part of England, forever Ireland

Day Four, Gold Cup Day featuring The Cheltenham Gold Cup : The feature event 


Where to eat: 

With five unique restaurants in the heart of the town, we’ve compiled a round-up of our JM Socials race week offerings.

One of our latest restaurants on Regent Street is Bao + BBQ. Serving Taiwanese Bao buns, fused with Texan BBQ. If you’re joining with friends, our Master’s Feast Board is perfect for sharing.

Holee Cow     +     Holee Clucker

Looking for somewhere more casual? Our indie burger restaurant, Holee Cow, just off Cheltenham High Street is perfect for a stop in between race days. 

Specials for the week include poutine with gravy, along with our take on the classic sausage and bacon bap…  

Holee Clucker is the holy grail of buttermilk chicken… fried to perfection. Join us in The Suffolks for an evening or lunch of fried chicken, sides and cocktails.

A trip to Cheltenham isn’t complete until a visit to The Suffolks. Right next to Holee Clucker on Suffolk Road is Bhoomi Kitchen, our South Indian restaurant. Featuring in the Michelin Guide, Bhoomi also serves an Indian banquet in their Private Dining Room ( for 6-10 people).

Prithvi is another of our Indian restaurants featured in the Michelin Guide. Meaning ‘Mother Earth’, Prithvi’s culinary style is both – incredibly simple and cleverly refined. For a truly special experience, try Prithvi’s tasting menu –  composed by our Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Kieron Stevens.

Where to stay : 

Looking for a place to stay before or after the races? We’ve compiled a list of premium hotels, charming guest houses and cosy inns for you to get the most out of the Cotswolds charm.

1. Queen’s Hotel 

Situated in the centre of Cheltenham’s bustling Regency Town, the Queen’s Hotel is undoubtedly a grand destination. 

2. Crossways Guest House 

You can find Crossways Guest House on Bath Road, just a few minutes walk away from the High Street. Aptly situated near Montpellier and the centre, the B&B is easily accessible to and from Cheltenham Racecourse.

3. Beaumont House 

Described as ‘boutique on a budget’, Beaumont House is ideal for either families or couples. With each room individually decorated, this delightful place to stay even offers an honesty bar for a post-race tipple (or two).

4.  White Hart Inn

The White Inn is brimming with charm. Established in 1554, the Inn is situated on the famous Cotswolds Way.

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