Will you be joining us at Royal Ascot this year? We have put together a handy event guide

Royal Ascot 2018

A quintessential summer event, Royal Ascot is one of the World’s most prestigious race meetings and a staple of the British flat racing. VIP racegoers will be in great company as the best of British society attend this event year on year whilst all enjoying a fabulous day of pageantry, time-honoured tradition and first class racing at Ascot Racecourse. Stunning fashion, gourmet dining, exhilarating racing along with the customary champagne and Pimms, all combine to make this famous British summer event the perfect day out.

Example Itinerary 

Royal Ascot 

Gates Open

Drinks reception

Lunch is served

Royal Procession

Racing begins

Traditional singing around the Bandstand
(Bar closes)

The Ascot Shop closes

Car parks close



Example Menu

Tartare of aged White Park beef
with salt baked beetroot truffle and crisp shallots
Fillet of sea trout
with crushed Jersey Royal potatoes
buttered asparagus, lemon verbena and crab
Peach, strawberry and elderflower fool
Selection Cheeses
Truffled Baron Bigod with walnut dressed salad leaves
and fruit bread

Afternoon Tea

Finger sandwiches
Sirloin of aged beef with horseradish and black pepper
Smoked salmon with jersey curd, dill and lemon
Cucumber with goat’s butter and smoked salt

Scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam
Vanilla cream and gooseberry pots
Canelé de Bordeaux
Lemon tartlets with raspberry Shortbread
Chocolate macaron
Rum and raisin financiers
Compressed strawberry button


Dress Code

Ladies within the Queen Anne Enclosure are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion

Gentlemen are required to wear a suit with jacket and trousers of the same colour and pattern with a shirt and tie. Gentlemen are kindly asked to wear a tie at all times and to note that bow ties and cravats are not allowed. Socks must be worn.


Travel Options

Ascot Racecourse offers easy access for all racegoers, wherever their departure point. It is located close to the M3, M4, M40 and M25. If you are arriving by car, please note that roads around the racecourse may be congested and journey times may be up to 40% longer due to the high number of visitors. Peak travel times are between 11am and 1pm.

For an easier drive to your car park, it is important that you follow the designated colour-coded travel signs, which match your car park label (rather than follow satellite navigation).

Ascot train station is a 10-minute walk from the racecourse. Should you wish to travel by train from London, you may be interested in The Ascot Express. The Ascot Express, which runs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, is a direct Royal Ascot train service from London Waterloo with a guaranteed seat.

Discover more about Royal Ascot packages here
If you have any questions about the event please visit our FAQ page

Please note the menus and itineraries are examples. Please contact your account manager if you have made a booking and would like further details.

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