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Crowds gather at multiple food and drink stands at Newcastle Racecourse.

Food & Drink


Colonel Porter’s Bar: This Premier Enclosure bar serves food and drink to Premier Enclosure guests, and is named after the Master Brewer behind Newcastle Brown Ale.

Blaydon Bar: Named after the nearby town, with associated famous Blaydon Races song, this bar serves beer, wine and spirits, and is located in the Grandstand Enclosure. 

Eider Bar: A tribute to the famous jumps race of the same name, this bar is situated within the Grandstand Enclosure.

Craft Corner: Offering an array of craft ales to guests within the Grandstand Enclosure.

Themed Pop-Up Bars: Across our various racedays we will incorporate temporary bars into the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures, including the Pommery Champagne Trailer, Pimm’s Tent, beer bars and more.

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A race goer pays for a bottle of champagne and 4 champagne flutes at a bar at Newcastle Racecourse.
A bratwurst stand at Newcastle Racecourse prepares for hungry visitors.

Food Stands

There are a number of food outlets and bars situated in the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures, which offer an array of food and beverage options to choose from. Confectionary and snacks are available from the sweet shop in the Grandstand Enclosure.

On feature racedays, there are a range of additional food and drink units positioned around the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures.

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Picnics are only permitted on selected racedays, please visit the event page to find out whether picnics are permitted on your chosen raceday, including details of permitted items within a picnic. Picnics are restricted, on these selected racedays, to the Picnic Enclosure within the Grandstand Enclosure.

Guests cannot bring food and drink into the racecourse on all other racedays. Bag searches may be in operation upon entry to the racecourse.

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A small group of well dressed ladies enjoy a picnic on the picnic lawn at Newcastle Racecourse.
A close up of a perfectly poured pint in a Border Minstrel branded pint glass.

Border Minstrel Pub

Discover real ales, fine wines and hearty seasonal pub food on the Border Minstrel menu.

Nestled in the grounds of High Gosforth Park, the Border Minstrel is perfectly positioned for the best of town and country.

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