Fun Festival Facts

Cheltenham Festival

Whether it's placing a bet, ordering a round of drinks or staying in a hotel, festival week is a massive money spinner for Gloucestershire.

Here's just a few of the facts and figures:

  • Over 250,000 thousand people will attend the races over 4 days

  • The event brings in around £50 million to Gloucestershire's economy, through hotel and B&B bookings, eating out and shopping.

  • Over £500 million will be spent with the bookies.

  • 40 coach loads of catering staff are brought into Prestbury Park each day

  • During the four days 170,000 pints of Guinness will be drunk

  • 125,000 pints of lager will be drunk

  • 18 thousand bottles of champagne will be popped

  • Plus 8,000 gallons of tea & coffee drunk

  • This will wash down 3 tonnes of smoked salmon, 50,000 rounds of sandwiches, 25,000 burgers & hotdogs and 20,000 portions of chips