24 of the best breakfasts for Cheltenham Race Week

Place your bets on a brilliant Cheltenham Race Week breakfast, with 24 to tuck into before The Festival and Boodles Gold Cup 2022. From fabulous fry ups to vegan full English feasts...

Heading to The Festival or Boodles Gold Cup in 2022? Find the perfect breakfast to get your Race Week off to a winning start!
Heading to The Festival or Boodles Gold Cup in 2022? Find the perfect breakfast to get your Race Week off to a winning start!
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Wondering where’s the best place to get breakfast before The Festival 2022? SoGlos has scoured Cheltenham to serve up 24 sensational suggestions to start your day at the races the right way.

With The Festival taking place at Cheltenham Racecourse from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 March 2022, book ahead to bagsy one of the best brekkies Race Week has to offer – whether you have a hankering for a full English or need that all-important first pint of Guinness to go with it.

1. Race Week breakfasts at Pittville Pump Room

Located just an eight-minute walk from the racecourse, in Cheltenham’s most iconic building, Pittville Pump Room is offering hearty full English breakfasts between 10am and 1pm, for £15 per person. With a Ladies’ Day Special on Wednesday 16 March 2022, including a smoked salmon bagel and a glass of fizz for £10 per person.

2. Race Week breakfasts at No. 38 The Park

An ultra-stylish setting a short walk away from Cheltenham Racecourse alongside Pittville Park, No. 38 The Park will be serving a continental buffet of fresh fruits and baked pastries for a lighter start to the day, as well as traditional full English breakfast and Guinness, of course.

3. Race Week breakfasts at Havanas Coffee

If you want your breakfast alongside a Grand National winner, head to Havanas Coffee in Cheltenham – where ex-jockey Bob Champion will be sharing anecdotes and tips every morning during Race Week. For £25 per person, it includes a full English breakfast, tea or coffee, and a glass of Prosecco, Buck’s Fizz or orange juice, as well as a donation to the Bob Champion Cancer Trust.

4. Race Week breakfasts at Dunkertons Cider

Dunkerton Cider’s Tav Van and Vintage Coffee Truck will be serving racing breakfasts and fresh organic coffee from 8am every day in Charlton Kings, on the outskirts of Cheltenham, throughout Race Week – with the live horseracing action show on the big screen.

5. Race Week breakfasts at No.131

Likely to be fully booked before anywhere else in Cheltenham, join the stylish No.131 racing celebrations on the outdoor terrace, for lashings of avocado and poached eggs, whilst surrounded by magnificent Georgian architecture and the race week buzz.

6. Race Week breakfasts at Imperial Garden Bar

Ready your bets whilst enjoying spring at the Imperial Garden Bar overlooking Cheltenham’s beautiful Imperial Gardens. Choose from a pastry plate and a cocktail or a full English from the pleasant orangery.

7. Race Week breakfasts at The Five Alls

Located on Cheltenham’s lively Bath Road, The Five Alls is a lovely local pub offering good quality food and friendly service all year. For Race Week, breakfasts will be served from 9am to 12pm.

8. Race Week breakfasts at The Fire Station

Start the day with a ‘breakfast for champions’ at The Fire Station, with options including everything from French toast to a vegan full English. Adding a choice of Guinness, prosecco or Aperol Spritz, from 9am until 11.30am.

9. Race Week breakfasts at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

Feast in a fabulous setting at The Cheltenham Ivy. Available from 9am until 11.15 am, diners can choose from a menu of breakfast classics, such as the Ivy Full English; hot buttermilk pancakes; avocado on toast; and organic granola.

10. Race Week breakfasts at The Tavern

Tuck into a classic American breakfast at hip hangout The Tavern in central Cheltenham, from brisket hash to American pancakes, before a day at the races.

11. Race Week breakfasts at The Lansdown

For the four days of Race Week, locals’ favourite The Lansdown will be opening its doors early, from 8am, to serve breakfast and plenty of pints of Guinness.

12. Race Week breakfasts at The Brown Jug

Fuel up on a full English or full veggie breakfast at Bath Road’s The Brown Jug, available from 9am to 12pm. Or, for breakfast on the go, pick up a bap, with fillings including bacon, sausage, hashbrown, black pudding and more.

13. Race Week breakfasts at The Swan

There will be breakfast rolls and traditional English breakfasts galore at The Swan, available from 9am until 12pm. With live screening of the races from Prestbury Park too.

14. Race Week breakfasts at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Cheltenham’s microbrewery, Brewhouse & Kitchen in the Brewery Quarter is putting the fizz into Race Week with its prosecco brunch until 1pm, with a veggie breakfast, eggs benedict or brunch burger option.

15. Race Week breakfasts at The Hewlett Arms

Only 1.45 miles from the racecourse, The Hewlett Arms at the base of Harp Hill is a friendly pub will be serving breakfast during race week as well as showing the races throughout the day.

16. Race Week breakfasts at Jonny-Rocks Stadium

Saddle up for a day of racing at Cheltenham Town Football Club’s Jonny-Rocks Stadium, which will be hosting an all you can eat cooked breakfast from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 March 2022.

17 Race Week breakfasts at Sam’s Montpellier

One of Cheltenham’s newest restaurants, Sam’s Montpellier is located in The Courtyard and offers a unique menu of earth, land and sea tapas-style dishes. For Race Week, it will be opening early for racegoers to enjoy freshly-prepared breakfasts while perusing The Racing Post.

18. Race Week breakfasts at The Cosy Club

Available from 9am until 11.45am, Cheltenham’s Cosy Club is offering a boundless brunch during Race Week, where unlimited drinks are available for £25 per person, with 90 minutes of feasting.

19. Race Week breakfasts at The Exmouth Arms

Prepare yourself for an action-packed day of racing with a cooked breakfast at The Exmouth Arms on Cheltenham’s Bath Road, from 9am until 12pm.

20. Race Week breakfasts at The Strand

Located at the top of Cheltenham’s busy High Street, The Strand offers a lively atmosphere serving up real ales and pub grub aplenty – including breakfasts.

21. Race Week breakfasts at The Bayshill

The Bayshill in the centre of Cheltenham is another friendly boozer serving breakfasts every morning during Race Week.

22. Race Week breakfasts at The Old Restoration

In the heart of Cheltenham, The Old Restoration boasts a buzzing atmosphere and racing breakfasts served from 9am until 12.30pm. There’s also a bottomless brunch option too.

23. Race Week breakfasts at Tailors

A lively sporty pub in the centre of Cheltenham, Tailors will be cooking up breakfasts for racegoers all week, as well as showing the races live all day on their 14 screens.

24. Race Week breakfasts at The Botanist

For a unique twist on a Race Week breakfast, build your own brunch board at The Botanist in The Brewery Quarter, with sweet and savoury options and bottomless prosecco, beer and Aperol Spritz options.

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