Tours of the Rooms
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Learn about our illustrious history

The Jockey Club Rooms has a rich history that stretches back for centuries and involves some of the most important members of society. To this day a private members club, The Rooms has spent most of its existence shrouded in mystery, however, in more recent times it has opened its doors for members of the public to see inside and walk in the footsteps of Kings, Queens, Prime Ministers and sporting greats. Now is your opportunity to explore one of the most exclusive clubs in the country - what are you waiting for? Reservations for tours can be made through Discover Newmarket.

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Champagne Afternoon Tea & Tour 2022

The dates for the 2022 Champagne Tea & Tours are:

30th January

13th March

10th July

4th September

16th October

4th December

In partnership with Newmarket’s tourism hub, Discover Newmarket, The Champagne Afternoon Tea and Tour is the perfect opportunity to gain a glimpse behind the scenes at The Rooms. Please note, all bookings are to be made via Discover Newmarket.

This fantastic experience begins with a guided tour where our Rooms Stewards will spend 90 minutes regaling guests with a fascinating account of our illustrious history, while presenting our exceptional collection of sporting art and memorabilia spanning hundreds of years.

Following the tour, guests will be seated in the glorious dining room to indulge in exquisite a Champagne Afternoon Tea, freshly prepared by our extremely talented Executive Head Chef and his team. Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury treats accompanied by a range of specially blended Jockey Club teas.

These tours are extremely popular and booking is essential, so call Discover Newmarket to book now on 0344 748 9200, or visit the website here.

Private and bespoke tours

Private tours of The Jockey Club Rooms can be arranged on dates that fall outside of the racing calendar. These fascinating tours, which include humorous tales of rich and famous racing gentry, last approximately 90-minutes and can be arranged to include lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

Outside of our racing calendar we are happy to arrange exclusive bespoke tours of Newmarket for private groups via our affinity with Discover Newmarket. In the past these tours have not just appealed to racing enthusiasts but to those who are interested in learning more about a sport that is an intrinsic part of our cultural heritage. These unique events have been used by guests to celebrate important occasions such as a milestone birthday or a retirement.

An event can consist of:

A grand dinner in The Jockey Club’s historic Dining Room
A private tour of The Jockey Club Rooms and its famous art collection
Overnight accommodation in our country house style bedrooms
An early morning tour of the Jockey Club Estates training gallops – wellies provided
A private visit to one of Newmarket’s famous training yards
Visits to the National Stud and National Horseracing Museum
A day, or evening, at the races (available dates permitting)
And much more.

All tours available with Discover Newmarket

Discover Newmarket Tours

If you would like to find out more about Newmarket, the Home of Horseracing, Discover Newmarket is the perfect way to do it. This tourism hub for the town operates exclusive guided tours for groups or individuals that take you behind the scenes of not just Newmarket, but also the prestigious thoroughbred racing industry.

Experience a morning on the gallops to observe strings of thoroughbreds being put through their paces. Gain access to the stables of world-class trainers to find out what it takes to create a champion. Discover the science and history behind the ‘Sport of Kings’ at The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art. Feel the thrill of the races, the buzz of the Tattersalls Sales and explore the 500-acre National Stud, meeting mares, foals and stallions along the way.

Discover Newmarket also operates champion trainer and breeder tours which offer you the opportunity to meet famous names such as John Gosden, Sir Mark Prescott, Sir Michael Stoute and Luca Cumani, along with visits to world-renowned breeding operations such as Dalham Hall Stud, Cheveley Park Stud, Shadwell Stud and Juddmonte Farms.

To find out more about Discover Newmarket and browse all tours, visit the website here.