Great British Bake Off Ian to cook up a storm at the QIPCO Guineas Festival

Thursday, 19th January 2017 – Newmarket Racecourses is very much looking forward to welcoming the Cambridgeshire based expert baker and professional photographer, Ian Cumming, to the QIPCO Guineas Festival. 

Cumming, who reached the final of the 2015 series of the much loved BBC 1 Great British Bake Off, will be providing guests of the Winning Post Pavilion, one of the Fine Dining hospitality options available over the Festival, with a delicious and signature afternoon tea on Saturday, 6th May.

The menu for this scrumptious afternoon tea will be exclusive to the Winning Post Pavilion and will include a selection of some very special cakes and sandwiches such as Ian’s award winning carrot cake, which was featured in the final of the 2015 Great British Bake Off.

The fabulous Winning Post Pavilion, available only at the QIPCO Guineas Festival, offers guests exceptional atmosphere with impeccable service, sumptuous cuisine and unrivalled views of the final furlong, The Winning Post is a full sensory experience at one of our finest festivals and where better to enjoy it than right in the heart of the action?

Located in the ultra-exclusive area on the far side of the track, guests will be the envy of all racegoers as you feel the thunder of hooves and watch the champions storm past the winning post only metres away from where you will be sat, whilst you enjoy an amazing hospitality experience. 

Ian Cumming, said;

“I'm really looking forward to sharing some of my favourite cakes and bakes at the QIPCO Guineas Festival. It's a really fabulous location so it needs a fabulous tea to go with it so I'll be pulling out all the stops with some really tasty and memorable delights.”

On Sunday, 7th May the Winning Post Pavilion will be offering a mouth-watering carvery menu, the perfect Sunday lunch with a view!  With space still available, this facility is suitable for friends, families and groups and offers an informal yet high quality experience for those looking for a unique and special setting to enjoy this fantastic raceday.  

The QIPCO Guineas Festival is a unique and historic event, offering world class sporting entertainment.  Featuring the opening two Classic races of the year, the 2000 and 1000 Guineas, this is one of the most important fixtures in international Flat racing. Racegoers will be treated to an electric atmosphere as Europe’s finest horses descend on the Rowley Mile with the hope of claiming victory at the Home of Horseracing.

Get set for the season in Newmarket this year with quality racing, entertainment, live music and much more! For more information and to book your space in the Winning Post Pavilion, please visit www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk or speak to a member of our dedicated sales team on 01638 675300.

Notes to Editors

  • Ian Cumming competed in the 2015 Great British Bake Off, was awarded Star Baker three weeks running, and finished as a runner up to Nadiya Hussain.
  • Why not make your visit to the QIPCO Guineas Festival extra special by booking the Winning Post Pavilion?  Packages for this exclusive facility on Saturday, 6th May start at £290/pp (inc VAT) and include;
  • Champagne reception
  • Premier admission badges as well as car parking and a racecard
  • Delicious three course meal
  • Afternoon tea produced by Great British Bake Off star, Ian Cumming
  • Exclusive trackside location with amenities including a private cash bar, TV racing coverage, Tote betting service and dedicated toilet facilities
  • The Winning Post Pavilion also has availability on Sunday, 7th May.  Packages for Sunday start at £180/pp (inc VAT) and include;
  • Premier admission badges as well as car parking and a racecard
  • Carvery menu
  • Exclusive trackside location with amenities including a private cash bar, TV racing coverage, Tote betting service and dedicated toilet facilities

*Limited availability – For more information and booking call us on 01638 675300

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