The new concept will convert the ground floor of the existing Melrose Stand into a pre booked Premier Lounge, which combines a great location with the benefits of modern technology, delivered with a touch of luxury.
Accommodating around 150 customers who select a specific seat at the time of booking. In additon to a seat, racegoers will have access to a bar, Tote betting facilities and private toilets.
The Premier Racing Lounge is not a restaurant or hospitality area, with no kitchen avaliable, only basic bar snacks and pre-ordered Proper Platters are avaliable.
On the ground floor of the Melrose Stand at the heart of the racecourse, adjacent to the Parade Ring.
Only those customers with a Premier Racing Lounge badge.
Guests are not permitted and holders of annual, trainer or other metal badges are not permitted entry without a Premier Racing Lounge badge.
A specific allocated seat in this new facility, access to private bar, toilets, betting facilities and external area that looks towards the winning post.
Premier Racing Lounge badgeholders may also access all other public County Stand facilities including the champagne lawns and the Ebor Stand.
Located with easy access to a range of existing places that serve food, the decision was taken to devote the maximum space in the new Lounge to racegoer use, so it does not include a kitchen.The Premier Racing Lounge is therefore not a restaurant or hospitality area. There is the option to enjoy a range of pre-ordered Proper Platters as well as treats from behind the bar. The Gimcrack Restaurant or Princess Mary Seafood Bar, as well as the John Carr Griddle are all easily reached for guests looking for something a little more substantial, safe in the knowledge that their seat is reserved in the Lounge.
You will always have a reserved seat.
However, this is a new area and given our experience from other new concepts, we do expect to keep learning about how it works best for customers over its first season. As an example of this, we do reserve the right to amend the seating configuration in the Lounge so some changes in location are possible.
The Premier Racing Lounge is not intended to accommodate large groups and so no more than 8 people will be allowed per booking.
The Lounge is on the ground floor so no lift access is required. There is a disabled toilet. Some tables may offer better access for wheelchairs than others, so please advise us if a guest wishes to use a wheelchair rather than the seat provided. The at table service should be a benefit in this regard.
At the heart of the Lounge there is a full bar, as well as betting facilities, so it is not an area that is best suited to children. Given this and the lack of space for pushchairs and such, this facility cannot be booked for under 18s. Outside of the Lounge, there is the Parent and Toddler Room, as well as lots of open space and the serving of children's meals in areas such as Eat Between Our Races.
Yes, subject to availability. Please enquire with the team at the entrance of the Lounge to see if there is any availability on that day.
When booking, it is not permitted to leave one seat free at a table.
As with a number of bespoke areas where space is limited, the Rewards4Racing loyalty scheme does not apply to bookings in the Premier Racing Lounge.
Discounts are not available online but please contact our bookings team on 01904 620911 for additional details.
To be fair to fellow racegoers and make best use of what is limited space; the cancellation policy for this Lounge is different to the general County Stand. Within 21 days of a raceday, a Premier racing Lounge Badge is non-refundable.