The Watch House

Posted: 12th September 2018

We are disappointed to confirm that the 2021 Punchestown Festival will take place behind closed doors from April 27th to May 1st.

Whilst it will not be the event we have all known and enjoyed it is still a highlight of the Irish sporting calendar and we will aim to deliver our home straight straight to your home with coverage on RTE, Racing TV and our social media channels.

We often say that people make Punchestown and with this in mind we look forward to welcoming you and your guests back in the future and invite you to contact us using the Make An Enquiry button on the right menu. 


The Watch House Restaurant in the panoramic stand offers what is probably one of the best views in Irish sport, as the finishing straight gives way to the rolling hills and the Wicklow mountains beyond.

LOCATION: Located on the first floor of the panoramic stand overlooking the finishing straight. Convenient access to the viewing terrace and bookmakers ring.

STYLE: Traditionally styled restaurant with a more relaxed atmosphere than some of the larger venues.

TABLE: Private tables of 10. Smaller groups will be accommodated on shared tables subject to availability.

FOOD: Delicious four course á la carte lunch served to your table followed by Afternoon Tea.

DRINKS: Full cash bar served to your table. Specially designed for the occasion wine and champagne list. Account tabs can be set-up on the day or in advance.

EVENT PACKAGE: Reserved enclosure admission, racecard, reserved parking (1 pass per 2 people), live action feed on flat screen t.v’s.

BETTING SERVICES: Tote and bookmaker facilities. Guest tipster.

Capacity of approx 220

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