Just four weeks today racegoers from across the globe will gather here at Ascot for the spectacle of the 2017 Royal Meeting. Five days of world-class racing, fashion, tradition and fine dining.
Tickets are selling fast… in some cases are sold out… but here we bring you the latest availability and a guide to finding the right Enclosure and dining options for you.
The Queen Anne, Village and Windsor Enclosures have now sold out on Saturday 24thJune, as has the Queen Anne Enclosure on Thursday 22ndJune. But all is not lost if you would still like to come on these days…
For racegoers still looking to come on Saturday there are a small number of Queen Anne Enclosure tickets that can be purchased as part of either a Furlong Club or Silks Lawn package. The Furlong Club is an exclusive marquee with elevated views over the final Furlong from a private decking area. It has its own bar and restaurant serving tapas and sharing plates. Prices start from £191 including a Queen Anne Enclosure ticket. It has now sold out on Thursday 22ndJune but has limited availability on other days. Alternatively a Silks Lawn package allows access to the private Silks Lawn bar and viewing area on the Queen Anne Enclosure Lawns and is available for £146 per person. If you would rather spend the day in the Village Enclosure consider the The Villiers Club within The Village – our entry level hospitality which is located at the heart of the track next to the home straight offering live music, a private bar and canapes to be enjoyed throughout the day.
For racegoers still looking to come on Thursday join us in the new Village Enclosure on its opening day. The first new enclosure to open at the Royal Meeting in more than 100 years it promises a contemporary British summer scene featuring al fresco dining, live music and an excellent view of the racing from the inside of the track. Prices start from £67. Or if you’re looking for something a little bit special there is still also a chance to enjoy the Villers Club in the Village on this day.
For racegoers looking to come on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday there is remaining availability across all Enclosures at this point but booking is recommended as soon as possible. Tuesday is of course the opening day of the Royal Meeting and features three of the most anticipated races of the week.
If you are planning to come as a group and would like your own base consider the Gazebos in the Village and the Silks Lawn. New for 2017, the Gazebos in the Village are a set of gazebos on the inside of the track with their own private picket fenced gardens and the option for guests to bring their own picnics. Each gazebo hosts up to 16 people. Prices start from £1000. They are sold out Thursday to Friday but have remaining availability on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Silks Lawn is a set of gazebos overlooking the final furlong with their own private viewing lawns within the Queen Anne Enclosure hosting up to 50 people each. Prices start from £2,600. There are a handful remaining across all five days.
Fine Dining within the Royal Enclosure has now sold out almost entirely with only limited availability remaining in Trackside on Wednesday and The Greenyard and The Wyndham on Saturday. Both The Greenyard and Wyndham restaurants are located within the picturesque Royal Enclosure Gardens with views overlooking the Pre-Parade Ring.
For those still seeking to watch the spectacle of Royal Ascot from the upper echelons of the Grandstand, a small number of covers are remaining for On5 on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Spearheaded by widely acclaimed British chef, Phil Howard, On5 is Ascot’s award-winning restaurant located on the fifth floor of the Grandstand within the Queen Anne Enclosure with sweeping views over the racecourse and Windsor Great Park.
Alternative restaurants with remaining availability in the Queen Anne Enclosure include Sandringham and Carriages on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; The Lawn Club on all days except Friday; the Old Paddock on Tuesday; and the Royal Ascot Pavilion on Thursday and Friday.
The Gold Cup stands proudly as the showpiece event of Royal Ascot week and is the world’s premier race for horses that are specialists over long distances. Modern tradition has scheduled the race for the middle day (Thursday) of the meeting, when fashion and glamour that is so synonymous with the Royal Meeting reaches its zenith. The Royal Ascot Pavilion, The Restaurant in the Village and The Villiers Club in the Village are the only hospitality options with limited availability remaining for this day. New for 2017, the Village Enclosure will this year house The Restaurant in the Village and The Villiers Club in the Village.
Prices start from £269 + VAT. For further information and an overview of restaurantsclick here or call 0844 346 3000.