Cheltenham Racecourse Enclosures

Cheltenham Racecourse is one of the UK’s most prestige racecourses and offers visitors a huge range of viewing areas. These Cheltenham Racecourse enclosures include top hospitality, restaurants as well as outside viewing areas.

The Best Mate Enclosure-

Named after 3 times Gold Cup winner Best Mate, the Best Mate Enclosure is located in the middle of the racecourse which gives race goers great views of the racing. The enclosure has recently been redeveloped and offers visitors an extensive variety of food, bars and betting facilities.  The Best Mate Enclosure is known for having quite a good atmosphere and during the festival, the entertainment will often include leading ‘cover’ bands.

However, please note The Best Mate Enclosure doesn’t provide access to the Parade Ring or additional entertainment and activities such as the Shopping Village.


The Tattersalls grandstand provides great views of the course, bars, food outlets and betting facilities. People in the Tattersalls have access to The Centaur, the Paddock, unsaddling enclosure, the Hall of Fame, the Gold Cup and Festival Restaurants, the tented village and all bookmakers in the betting ring. During the Festival, their is the famous Guinness Village which extends the Tattersalls enclosure with extra viewing steps, bars, bands and entertainment. It is right next to the final fence & is often the place to be during the festival!

The Club Enclosure

The Club Enclosure is the most exclusive enclosure at Cheltenham Racecourse. It offers the best viewing, restaurants, bars and betting areas. The purchase of a Club day badge for the Festival allows the race goers to use use the Tattersalls as well. At the Cheltenham Festival, the chalets and boxes in the tented village are in the Club Enclosure.

The Centaur

The Centaur provides over 1000 additional seats at the Festival, there’s a big screen to watch all the racing, various betting outlets, bars and food vendors. This facility is available to race goers holding Club and Tattersalls badges and is popular both during and after racing.  After the last race during the festival, there is live music and revelry to entertain race goers.