The Stewards' Enclosure

Situated on the Berkshire bank, opposite the Finish Line, The Stewards' Enclosure is reserved for Members and their Guests. 

Within the enclosure, racing can be viewed from the Members' Grandstand (reserved seating), the Fawley Grandstand (unreserved seating) and the Floating Grandstand (Members only).

Children from the age of ten are welcome in the Stewards' Enclosure. Children under the age of ten can enjoy the event from the Regatta Enclosure.

To become a Member, applicants must be supported by two existing members. Currently, the waiting list is around 10 years. To request an application form, click below.



Members may purchase additional items from 3rd April 2017 by any of the following ways:

By Telephone

Order Line: 01491 571900


Monday - Friday, 9.30 am - 1.00 pm and
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm.


Order Line is not available after 4.30 pm on Wednesday 21st June 2017.

In Person

Regatta Headquarters, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2LY


Monday - Friday, 9.30 am - 1.00 pm and
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm.


Regatta Headquarters is closed on Thursday 22nd June 2017. From Friday 23rd June, Regatta Headquarters is open on the Regatta site 10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily, except on Sunday 25th June when it is closed.

By Post/Fax

Complete an order form contained in your Member’s Badge Pack and post to:
Regatta Headquarters, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2LY.


To be received no later than Tuesday 20th June 2017 for delivery of badges, or Wednesday 21st June 2017 for collection of badges.


During Regatta

From the Ticket Office on the Regatta site situated at the entrance to the Stewards’ Enclosure. The Office opens half an hour prior to the start of racing. Subject to availability.

Payment may be made by cash, Sterling cheque, Visa debit and Visa/MasterCard credit cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dress Code & Rules


Gentlemen are required to wear lounge suits, or jackets or blazers with flannels, together with a tie or cravat.


Ladies are required to wear dresses or skirts with a hemline below the knee. Ladies will not be admitted wearing divided skirts, culottes or trousers of any kind.


Whilst not a requirement, it is customary for ladies to wear hats.

Mobile Phones

The use of mobile phones for making or receiving calls is not permitted within the Stewards' Enclosure. 


Those seen making or receiving calls on their mobile phones will be reminded of this ban by Security Guards and Regatta Officials. They will be asked to stop and a note will be taken of their Badge Number. This will allow the responsible Member to be identified.


If the request to stop is ignored or if the same person is seen to be making or receiving calls for a second time, then the person will be escorted out of the Stewards' Enclosure and their badge will be forfeited.

Members are reminded to bring the dress code and mobile phones policy to the attention of their Guests, in order to avoid the possibility of embarrassment of a Guest being refused admission or being escorted out of the Enclosure.

Please note children are required to adhere to the dress code and rules.


Opening times

The Enclosures open half an hour before racing commences each day. The hours during which racing takes place vary each day with the number of entries received. In recent years the general pattern illustrated below has proved fairly consistent:

Day First Race Last Race Approximate
Number of Races
Wednesday 08.30 am 7.20 pm 88 Heats
Thursday 08.30 am 7.25 pm 80 Heats
Friday 08.30 am 7.20 pm 67 Quarter-finals
Saturday 10.00 am 7.00 pm 44 Semi-finals
Sunday 11.30 am 4.00 pm 20 Finals

The Prizegiving Ceremony takes place on Sunday at 5.00 pm.

The Racing Timetable for the first day of racing will be published on the evening of the Sunday prior,
and will then be updated each evening once the Regatta has started.


Mile and 1/8th Restaurant

Reserve a table in advance for the entire day, with morning coffee and pastries, a 3-course lunch and afternoon strawberry cream tea.

The Luncheon Tent

Purchase tickets in advance for a 3-course lunch (2 sittings), Afternoon Tea and a Champagne Tea.

The Seafood Restaurant

Offers a wide range of seafood and shellfish, operated on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis with no reservations.
Drinks, food and picnics may not be brought into The Stewards' Enclosure.


There are several different bar areas within the Stewards’ Enclosure:

  • The Bridge Bar and Real Ale Bar
  • The Coffee & Liqueur Bar
  • The Champagne & Oyster Bar
  • The Fawley Bar
  • ... and from 3.00 pm daily, The Hole in the Wall Bar

Travel & Parking

Henley Royal Regatta attracts thousands of visitors over the 5-day period. The roads approaching Henley will be busy and subject to a one-way system and restrictions during the Regatta. Main approach roads will be reinforced by temporary signage. Please plan your journey carefully and allow extra travelling time.

More Information
Travel & Parking at Henley Regatta

Regatta Shops

During the Regatta there are two pop-up shops, one within the Boat Tent area, open from 22nd June until 2nd July, and one within the Stewards' Enclosure, open for the duration of the Regatta. 

During the rest of the year, the Regatta Headquarters shop is open weekdays from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm, or you can shop online.

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Download the Site Plan for the Henley Royal Regatta 2017 in PDF format by clicking the button below

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Got a Question?

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