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The ultimate all-inclusive day out
With tables available for 1-12 people, our Lightning Pavilion is the perfect place to socialise and do business. Air-conditioned and offering the ultimate viewing location, you'll relax in total luxury. Enjoy breakfast, drinks, a stunning four-course lunch, and afternoon tea on us as you soak in the amazing displays.
You will be emailed your general admission ticket(s) in June 2024. About the same time, we will send you via Royal Mail your Lightning Pavilion 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. Tapenade, 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'.
Children under 12 years old are not permitted in the Lightning Pavilion however they are very welcome in our First Class Lounge.
Yes, tables are allocated depending on your group booking size, and are solely for your use. Our welcoming Volunteer Hosts will advise you of your table number on arrival.
No all furniture is unreserved in the garden, but there are plenty of chairs for everyone.
Please see map
Yes. Smart casual. Jeans, trainers and sportswear attire are not appropriate. Smart shorts are also allowed in case of hot weather.
Yes, access to the Lighting Pavilion is across hard surfaces or via trackway. However, the garden is grass, which is sometimes quite long, so those with restricted mobility should consider this when booking.
There is a disabled toilet on site.
Please advise us, when booking, if you are a wheelchair user.
07:30 Showground opens08:30 Lightning Pavilion opensLight Breakfast is served10.30 Breakfast finishes11:00 Bar opensFlying Display Starts12:45 Lunch served15:00 Flying Display finishes15:30 Afternoon tea16:30 Afternoon tea finishes17:00 Bars close17:30 Lightning Pavilion closes18:00 Showground shuts
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
07:30 Showground opens08:30 Lightning Pavilion opensLight Breakfast is served10:00 Flying Display starts10.30 Breakfast finishes11:00 Bar opens12:45 Lunch served15:30 Afternoon tea16:30 Afternoon tea finishes17:30 Flying Display finishesBars close18:30 Lightning Pavilion closes19:30 Showground shuts
Timetable is subject to change. Please note that we do not publish the flying display prior to the event.
Smoking (including vaping) within the Enclosure is only allowed in Outdoor Designated Smoking Area.
Lightning Pavilion Sample Menu
Smoothie - Mango, Lime, Green Apple, Cardamom (ve)
Granola - Locally Sourced Yoghurt with Seasonal Berry Compote, Pecan Granola (v) - ve version available
Savoury - Mini Croissant, Ham, Emmental Cheese
Pastries - Selection of Artisan Pastries (v)
Dill Cured Salmon, Burnt Shallot, Nori Caviar, Pressed Cucumber, Smoked Salmon Tartare
Grilled Butternut Squash, Burnt Shallot, Beetroot Tartare, Pressed Cucumber (v)
Marinated Tiger Prawns, Salmon Gravadlax
Lemon Wedges, Bloody Mary Mayo, Capers and Pickled Cucumber (v)
Honey Dew Melon, Feta, Honey & Mustard Dressing (v)
Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Pickles
Azuki Bean, Watercress and Preserved Lemon Cous Cous (v)
Red and Yellow Cherry Tomato, Pomegranate Pods, Green Onions and Mango (v, ve)
Ruby Chard, Lollo Rosso and Red Chicory, Sweet Shallot and Orange Dressing (v, ve)
Locally Sourced Chicken Breast, Dauphinoise Potato, Buttered Carrots, Sugar Snaps, Red Wine Sauce
English summer pea and edamame bean gnocchi, pecorino cream, parmesan shard
Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie (v)
Lemon Posset, Candied Lime Zest and Blueberries (v)
Locally Sourced Summer Berries (v, ve)
Clotted Cream (v)
Wiltshire Rosary Goat's Cheese
Brinkworth Dairy Wiltshire Loaf Cheddar
Royal Bassett Blue
Grapes, Celery, Chutney, Crackers
Selection of Finger Sandwiches:
Scottish Salmon and Cucumber on Soft Grain
Double Free-Range Egg and Cress on Malted (v)
Mature Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato and Gloucester Pickle (v)
Roast Chicken and Herb Stuffing on White
Summer Herb Sausage Rolls, Grain Mustard Mayonnaise
Fruit Scone, Fresh Cream, Strawberry Jam (v)
Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownie (v)
Key Lime Pie, Candied Lemon Zests (v)
Chocolate and Hazelnut Churros (v)
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