The Cottage Scone hosts their 2018 Melbourne Cup luncheon

MELBOURNE Cup fever hit Scone on Tuesday as all eyes were glued to the “race that stops a nation".

Fabulous frocks and fitted suits were all the rage as The Cottage hosted their annual Melbourne Cup luncheon. 

Guests enjoyed a glass of champagne and canapés on arrival, followed by a two course lunch, dessert, prizes, cup sweeps and screens positioned throughout the restaurant to watch the big race.

A portion of funds from every ticket sold will be donated to local charities to assist the drought stricken community.