Cheltenham’s 4 pint LIMIT: The strict booze guidelines going through punters

CHELTENHAM festival racegoers will face a number of strict rules for boozing at this year’s meeting.

The Cheltenham festival kicks off today, with punters expected to neck 265,000 pints of Guinness, 120,000 bottles of wine and 20,000 bottles of champers.

But racegoers expecting a messy day out will have to abide by the racecourse’s strict drinking rules.

Following events at the 2016 meeting which brought shame to the course’s name, rules were brought in to curb binge drinking at Prestbury Park.

Thirsty punters are forbidden from buying anymore than four pints in one go.

And the same applies for all drinks.

A message on the Jockey Club website states: “Please kindly note that bringing your own alcoholic drink on site is strictly prohibited. 

“Cheltenham operates a responsible drinking policy and all staff are trained to the highest standards.

“Please note that visitors to Cheltenham Racecourse will be restricted to buying up to four alcoholic drinks at a time.

“Complimentary water is available at all bars. Please respect our neighbours when leaving the racecourse. No alcohol is to be taken off-site.”

Several incidents in 2016 led to calls for binge drinking to be curbed at this historic event.

A streaker managed to make his way onto the course in one of the signature races.

The man even managed to evade security, to cheers from the crowd, before being tackled to the ground.

Ladies Day also saw celebs getting in on the bad behaviour.

Love Island girls Katie Salmon and Jessica Hayes flashed their boobs to photographers.

This resulted in them being banned from the course.

Footie players Samir Carruthers and James Collins were also photographed urinating into pint glasses.

To the disgust of racegoers, James Collins was then photographed throwing the contents of his cup over the concourse.

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