The sporting and social highlight of the English summer season, the Qatar Goodwood Festival offers unrivalled glamour and style.
With its spectacular setting in the heart of the Sussex Downs, Goodwood is considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful racecourse. For generations the Estate’s signature event in early August, lovingly known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’, has been the most prestigious date in British racing’s social calendar. The Qatar Goodwood Festival now benefits from an annual prize fund of over £5 million, making it one of the most significant and valuable race meetings in the world.
With a wide range of entertaining options available, there are numerous ways to follow in the footsteps of royalty, celebrities and sporting heroes as you experience this exhilarating spectacle, where fashion, high society and world-class horseracing come together for five enthralling days. Whether you’re savouring the thrill of the £1m Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes, which attracts high-profile entries from all over the world, or admiring the sartorial panache at our ever-popular Ladies’ Day, the Qatar Goodwood Festival provides the ultimate blend of classic English tradition and international glamour.
The Charlton Hunt was the earliest recorded foxhunt in the country. Its fame for superb sport drew the elite of society, including the 1st Duke of Richmond who bought Goodwood as a place to stay to go hunting and entertain his friends. That heritage has inspired The Charlton Hunt, an entertaining space with far reaching views to Charlton and an al a carte menu celebrating the finest local produce.
With accents of walnut and marble, the dining room is hung with photographs by celebrated fashion photographer Uli Weber, taken on the day the Charlton Hunt was recreated for the first time in over 250 years.
This fine dining restaurant boasts a prime location within the Richmond Enclosure making it the perfect place to impress your guests.
When the racing begins, take a glass of Champagne out onto the balcony to soak up the views of the winning post and the unbeatable atmosphere as you cheer the winner home.
A beautiful floral-filled space designed to feel like walking into a private garden party.
The same sentiment is echoed today in The Secret Garden, with a beautiful floral-filled space designed to feel like walking into a private garden party.
A fabulous garden bedecked with wild English flowers, this award-winning wonderland is an enchanting space located in an excellent position just beyond the winning post.
Dine on a sumptuous feast delivered by top chefs with menus that focus on the very best ingredients from the land and sea. Guests will experience the finest of service in the most beautiful of surroundings.
A relaxing base for the day, with thrilling course-side views, exclusively at the Qatar Goodwood Festival.
In a prime viewing position alongside the final furlong, this aptly named light and airy pavilion is one of the best spots to watch the drama on the track unfold at the Qatar Goodwood Festival.
Enjoy beautiful views across the South Downs from a large sun-soaked private balcony and dine from a delicious seasonal menu inspired by the best British produce. The atmosphere here is reflective of the traditional ‘Glorious’ week celebrations, where racegoers come to ‘see and be seen’ at the social highlight of the season.