Four avid Goodwood-goers on why they book hospitality at Festival of Speed

19th June 2024

With just a matter of weeks before Festival of Speed, there’s still time to take your day up a gear with one of our remarkable hospitality packages – here’s why it could be your best day out this summer…

By Rebecca Denne

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The plentiful pops of Champagne, the buzz of like-minded motorsport enthusiasts in a relaxed environment and food that’s worthy of any Michelin-star restaurant. That’s right. Festival of Speed is just around the corner and the Goodwood team is getting prepared to welcome guests far and wide.

This year, as ever, there are some fantastic hospitality packages that will truly elevate your already thrilling day to new levels. Be it a day being wowed by Michelin-star restaurateur, Ollie Dabbous, in the all-new hospitality enclosure, the Surtees Pavilion as you indulge in gourmet delights and cocktail creations from the award-winning Brandon Ambrose, or a fabulous experience at Goodwood’s flagship sustainable restaurant, Farmer, Butcher, Chef. In short, there’s a package to suit every Festival of Speed enthusiast.

From the best views in the house to unrivaled lifelong memories with loved ones, here we meet a few avid Goodwood-goers as they share the reasons they come back year after year and why they implore you to indulge in a rather special hospitality package this summer.


Adrian Watts

“We’ve been going to the Festival of Speed for more than 10 years and it has become a must-do on the calendar for myself and my son Harry who’s 21. We are going this year and have booked hospitality once again as it's a great place to relax and regroup before heading back out to explore more of what Festival of Speed has to offer. We’ve done three different packages but most recently Startline Club and Library Lawn Garden Party. The year before, I booked a surprise for my brothers and dad to go up in the helicopter with my son for a trip around Goodwood – memories they’ll have forever.

Booking hospitality gives you the ability to have an area away from the crowds, enjoy some great food while discussing what you’ve seen and what you are looking forward to seeing. The staff are great and very attentive and the Library Lawn Garden Party is centrally located on-site, so it’s an ideal base. Festival of Speed is just a great day out. The ability to see everything from old cars to F1, rallying along with the bikes as well as seeing some of the best drivers – past and present – driving up the Hill. Mixed in with stalls and exhibits that are worth looking around,”

Jon Dawson

“I’ve been to Festival of Speed three times as a corporate customer and once myself as a non-corporate customer. It’s such a relaxing atmosphere with many varied things to see and do. Yes, it's all about cars and speed but with all the stalls and other areas – you can spend a huge amount of time not even around cars if you want to. The corporate location is a great base, viewing point and comfortable space for talking with customers and partners that are invited along. You would be mad to not consider a hospitality package and experience it – it’s the way to get the very best experience of the event. Decent food, easy to find, and creates a fantastic atmosphere for your guests. Plus, the view is fantastic – VIP treatment at a good price,”


Christopher Downing

“You can’t miss the sounds and the sights, plus the range of cars on the hillclimb – it’s unmissable and really the best day out any petrol head can have. My wife loves to enjoy a Champagne or two, too from our hospitality enclosure.”

Andrew Rogers

“This year I will be in the Clark Pavilion on the Saturday. I want to be closer to the action on the hill and be able to smell, hear and feel the vehicles going past. I hope that it really will get the senses tingling in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Hospitality offers the ideal area to take a break in comfortable chairs and shelter from the elements."


Remaining Festival of Speed hospitality packages are selling fast and available here or by calling the friendly Hospitality Team on +44 (0)1243 755054.

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