For me, Cheltenham Racecourse holds so many happy memories and I always have a great time when staying in the town during the various meetings, particularly when myself and the team are celebrating a big winner. It's such a beautiful place, with its Regency buildings and stunning architecture.

Cheltenham is always buzzing after a day's racing and there are so many different places to enjoy either a quiet meal or party the night away. I love the bars and restaurants around the Montpellier area and have a few favourites that I return to often. The area around Cheltenham is also packed with lots of lovely hotels and restaurants, many of which are located in stunning countryside with beautiful views.

Selecting the right restaurant to complete your day at the races is an important business, so, with that in mind, myself, Food & Drink Guides and Cheltenham Racecourse have put our heads together to bring you a selection of the best eating-out options the area has to offer.

While you can't rely on every tip you receive at the races, I guarantee you'll be delighted with the winners we have picked for you in this guide. And if you want to know my pick of the day, it's Hotel du Vin.