First Class Lounge (1)

First Class Lounge

Enjoy our displays in style

Looking for an unbeatable view of the flying display in a relaxed and sophisticated environment? Then join us at the First Class Lounge, private marquee and garden. Enjoy on-base parking coupled with complimentary food and drinks throughout the day. If you want to experience RIAT in style, this is the place to be.

First Class Lounge
Date Adult Child Book your ticket
Friday 19th July 2024 including admission £439.50 £399.50 Book now
Saturday 20th July 2024 bundle including admission £469.50 £399.50 Sold Out
Sunday 21st July 2024 bundle including admission £464.50 £399.50 Book now
  • On base guest car parking

  • Stunning crowd line location

  • Delicious all-day catering

  • Inclusive bar including wines, beers, spirits & soft drinks

  • Complimentary souvenir programme

  • Private toilets

  • Guest Wi-Fi

You will be emailed your general admission ticket(s) in June 2024. About the same time we will send you via Royal Mail your First Class Lounge pass and car pass along with more information about your day.


Please note that our menus include a range of food options, including vegetarian and vegan. Relish, our catering partner, can also provide gluten free/coeliac dishes. In the tick box section of the booking process please let us know if you have any allergies or special requirements. However, this is not a restaurant, the menu is set, so we sadly cannot cater for 'preferences'.

We can provide children's lunchboxes if you wish, please advise us when booking.


Yes. Children aged 5 and over require a ticket for the First Class Lounge. Under 5's are welcome to bring their own food. We can provide children's lunchboxes, please advise us when booking.


No, but there are plenty of tables. Due to the relaxed dining style, you can eat either inside or outside in the garden.


No all furniture is unreserved, but there are plenty of chairs for everyone.


Please see map 


No - dress for the weather. Due to the locationof the car parks and the sometimes long grass on site,we would suggest that you wear suitable footwear.


Yes, but access to the enclosure will be over grass. Those with restricted mobility should consider this when booking.

There is a disabled toilet on site.


Smoking (including vaping) within the enclosure is only allowed in Outdoor Designated Smoking Area.


First Class Lounge Sample Menu


Smoked Bacon Butties
Brioche Buns

Eggs Benedict
Poached Free Range Eggs, Grilled Wiltshire Bacon, Toasted Muffin and Hollandaise Sauce

Smashed Avocado and Eggs
Poached Free Range Eggs, Smashed Avocado, Plum Tomato and Hollandaise Sauce (v)

Croissant and Almond Croissant


Whole Rack of Gloucester Pork (Friday and Sunday)
Apple Sauce, Watercress

Seasonal Vegetable Tart (Friday and Sunday) (v)

Whole Roast Aged Sirloin of Hereford Beef (Saturday)
Sauce Robert, Roast Cherry Tomatoes

Stuffed Pepper Feijoada (Saturday)
Topped with Feta and Crumble Nut Topping (v)(n)

Hot Smoked Salmon
Horseradish Crème Fraiche

Cornish New Potatoes
Vegan Butter & Cornish Sea Salt (ve)

Hall Bakery Deli Rolls

Salad Counter

Cumin Roast Butternut Squash
Poppy Seed Deli Slaw
New York Greek
Buttermilk Caesar


Eton Mess Station
Hereford Strawberries, Smashed Meringues, Soft Cream And Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate Truffle Tart (Friday and Sunday)
Salted Caramel, Mascarpone

Baked Vanilla Cheesecake (Saturday)
Summer Berry Compote

Afternoon Tea

Finger Sandwiches

Savoury Pastries (ve)

with Jam and Clotted Cream


Bake Bites
Cherry Bakewell
Vegan Flapjack
S'mores Blondie

Customer Testimonials

  • "It was the best day, could not have been improved at all"
  • "The location is excellent with plenty of space. A brilliant day Thank you"
  • "The welcome, the food and the service at the First Class Lounge were all superb and we would definitely book it again in the future"

Important Information

  • Children aged 5 and over require a ticket for the First Class Lounge. Under 5s are welcome to bring their own food. We can provide a lunchbox, please advise us when booking
  • Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information