The Cheltenham Festival, a 100 year celebration of horse racing excellence, returns in 2024, promising four days of exhilarating action, captivating rivalries, and unforgettable moments. Held at the hallowed grounds of Cheltenham Racecourse, nestled amidst the picturesque Cotswold Hills of England, the Festival is a pilgrimage for racing enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you’re a seasoned racing enthusiast or a first-time visitor, be ready to witness the extraordinary moments that make this event a truly magical occasion.

From the 12th to 15th March 2024, the Cheltenham Festival brings together the greatest horse racing spectacle in the world to Cheltenham. Tuesday sees the opening of the festival with the Champion Hurdle, which has seen the start of some legendary careers.

On Wednesday, the Festival begins with a focus on racing and fashion. Attendees are invited to show off their style to celebrate 100 years of Gold Cup fashions. The feature race is the Queen Mother Championship chase, with the fastest jump horses in the world on display.

St Patrick’s Thursday is a special day for celebrating the Irish influence and passion for the sport. The Irish bring the atmosphere on this day, with the chase and Stayer’s hurdle it’s an exhilarating day of endurance races.

Friday is the biggest event of the week, and the racing calendar. The Gold Cup has seen previous winners immortalised in the history of Cheltenham festival. The atmosphere of Cheltenham Festival reaches it’s peak on Friday and the entertainment isn’t to be missed. This year will be even more impressive as it’s the 100th Anniversary.

Whether you’re staying overnight in Cheltenham or making a day trip, there’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Enjoy the hospitality of local pubs, sample traditional English cuisine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this racing mecca.

As the races of the Cheltenham Festival get underway, we invite you to celebrate 100 years of the Gold Cup with us at the Edgemoor Inn. Whether you’re seeking a cosy nook to ponder over the day’s races or a delightful meal to discuss your favourite hurdle, we’re here to offer you a comfortable, homely place to eat during the week of races. Book a table, reach out through our contact pageemail us directly, or for immediate arrangements, give us a ring.