The countdown is on to this year’s Cheltenham Festival race week, 15 - 18 March 2022. Our guide below provides all the details of where you can eat, drink, park your car and celebrate at the various Cheltenham Trust venues... Pittville Pump Room and Heritage Deco café, the new Prince of Wales Stadium & Sports Bar and the Garden Bar Orangery in Imperial Gardens.

Pre-book your race day parking at the Prince of Wales stadium, one of the closest locations to the racecourse. Enjoy pre-race breakfasts every day at Cheltenham Trust venues, pre-book online to secure your place at Pittville Pump Room where big screens will keep you up to date with all the day’s action. Round off your day with after race food and drinks and enjoy free, live music. You’ll not want to miss the St Patrick’s Day Irish themed food, drinks and music at the Pump Room on Thursday 17 March.

Pittville Pump Room

Pittville Pump Room

Pittville Pump Room is just a stone’s throw away from Cheltenham Racecourse. Paid parking is available on site but places are limited.

Open from 9am daily, watch all the racing action on the big screens, the bar is open throughout.

Daily, available between 10am and 1pm: Pre-booked full English breakfast, £15 per person.

Ladies’ Day Special on Wednesday 16 March: Smoked salmon bagel and a glass of fizz, £10.00 per person.

Evening food offer, includes a choice of a pint of draught beer, small house wine or soft drink, £15 per person.

Tuesday 15 March: Colcannon and stew

Wednesday 16 March: Lasagne and garlic bread

Thursday 17 March: St Patrick’s Day special event serving colcannon and stew

Friday 18 March: Curry buffet

Free live music from 6.30pm:

Tuesday 15 March: Lady and The Sax

Wednesday 16 March: Desperados

Thursday 17 March, St Patrick’s Day special with Hetty Pegler’s Tump

Friday 18 March: Savanna Lee Band

Book here. 

Heritage Deco Café Orangery at Pittville Pump Room

Located alongside the Pittville Pump Room, serving hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks and food and drink offers.

Full English breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee, £15 per person, available until 1pm.

Colcannon and stew, £9.50 per person, available from 1pm.

Guinness cake and coffee, £5.

Selection of Irish coffees, from £6.50

Evening race week specials: Cheese and port, £15 per person or sharing platter of antipasti and a bottle of fizz for £30.

Book here.

Garden Bar Orangery, Imperial Gardens

Garden Bar Orangery:

Located in the heart of Cheltenham town centre in Imperial Gardens with free live music each evening from 6pm during Cheltenham Race Week.

Available 9am to midday:Pastry plate and cocktail for £12 per person. Full English breakfast with a small house wine or pint of draught beer, cider or soft drink, £15 per person.  

Available from midday: Pizza or a burger and fries and a draught pint or small house wine, £15 per person. Cheese and port, £15 per person. Sharing platter of antipasti and bottle of fizz for £30.

Free, live music from 6.30pm:

Tuesday 15 March: Retro covers with Caprice Duo

Wednesday 16 March: Soul and blues with D’Artagnan

Thursday 17 March: Rock covers with Reloaded

Friday 18 March: Acoustic covers with Hambling and Lloyd.

New Prince of Wales Sports Bar and Stadium

Cheltenham’s newest sports bar has parking, drinks and food available and is one of the closest locations to the racecourse. Big screens will be showing all the race action.

Available 9am to midday: Full English breakfast with a pint of draught beer or small house wine for £15.

Evening street food offer: Pulled pork roll £8, or with a pint of draught beer or small wine £12.

Parking for The Cheltenham Festival at Prince of Wales Stadium

Parking is limited so early booking is advised.

Pre-booked parking £10 per car, £25 minibus or coach.

On the day parking: £15 per car, £30 per minibus or coach.

Book here.

To plan your stay in Cheltenham during Race Week check out our helpful guides: 

Where to Stay in Cheltenham | Restaurants & Bars in Cheltenham | Shops in Cheltenham | Things To Do in Cheltenham | What's On in Cheltenham | Staycation in Cheltenham


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Pittville Pump Room Heritage Café
Pittville Pump Room cafe

The Heritage Café at Pittville Pump Room is open daily. Located within a spectacular grade one listed historic building. A popular spot for locals and visitors to enjoy delicious refreshments whilst soaking in the beautiful surroundings of Pittville Park and Lake.

The Garden Bar, Imperial Gardens
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The Garden Bar, Orangery and Skillicorne Garden are located in Imperial Gardens, alongside Cheltenham Town Hall, a popular place to hang out with family and friends in all weathers.  The Garden Bar is renowned for its range of pizzas and is open daily. The stylish new Garden Bar Orangery is an elegant place to dine with uninterrupted views over Imperial Gardens, exterior decking for sunny days and signature orange tree.



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