Ascot Racecourse Guide

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Have you made plans to visit Ascot Racecourse soon? Here is a guide on what to look forward to with as much information as you need to embrace Ascot Racecourse’s fantastic facilities.

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to be the most famous British Racecourse, hosting 21 race days a year, including events to enjoy all year round for the hundreds of thousands of guests that flock to Ascot annually. This guide will go through everything from dress code, how to get there and extra hospitality experiences. Let us guide you through the helpful information you need for a riveting race day.

What’s on at Ascot Racecourse?

 

DATEEVENTGATES OPENFIRST RACELAST RACE
20/01/2024Clarence House Chase Raceday10:4512:4016:10
17/02/2024Betfair Ascot Chase Raceday10:4513:1516:15
01/05/2024Spring Family Raceday10:45TBCTBC
10/05/2024Royal Ascot Trials Day11:00TBCTBC
11/05/2024Peroni Nastro Azzurro May Racing11:00TBCTBC
11/05/2024Peroni Nastro Azzurro Victoria Cup Raceday11:00TBCTBC
18/06/2024Royal Ascot – Tuesday10:3015:3019:15
19/06/2024Royal Ascot – Wednesday10:3015:3019:15
20/06/2024Royal Ascot – Thursday10:3015:3019:15
21/06/2024Royal Ascot – Friday10:3015:3019:15
21/06/2024Royal Ascot – Saturday10:3015:3019:15

     

    What is Ascot Racecourse’s Address?

    Horse racing fans can use the following address to complete their journey to Ascot Racecourse: 

    Ascot Racecourse

    High St

    Ascot

    SL57JX

     

    How to Get to Ascot Racecourse?

     

    Arrive By Car 

    • Arrival from London and The North. Head onto the M4, take the exit on J6 onto the A332 Windsor by-pass and follow the signs available for Ascot Racecourse. 
    • Arrival from The West. Head onto the M4, take the exit on J10 onto the A329(M) to Bracknell and follow the signs available for Ascot Racecourse. 
    • Arrival from The South and East. Head onto the M3 and take the exit onto A332 towards Bracknell. Follow the signs available for Ascot Racecourse.  
    • Arrival From the Midlands. Head onto the M40(S) and exit at J4 onto the A404 (J8/J9). Carry on to join the M4 and continue to Heathrow/London. Take J6 off the M4, proceed on the A332 Windsor by-pass, and follow signs for Ascot Racecourse. 

     

    Arrive By Train

    • Numerous Southwestern railway trains are available to arrive at Ascot in an average time of 27 minutes from Reading Train station, and London Waterloo takes 52 minutes. Getting to Ascot from the train station is a short 7-minute walk. 

     

    Arrive By Air

    A landing amenity for helicopters near Ascot Racecourse is available on event and non-event days (Subject to permission). The Landing Amenity cannot facilitate fixed-wing aircraft. Contact Fresh Air Helicopters.

     

    Where To Get Tickets?

    Tickets are available on the day at the ticket office, situated East of the racecourse, but if you want to purchase tickets on the day, you can do so through the Ascot Racecourse online ticket office. During the flat season, the prices will change, and tickets will be available online up until five days before the event. 

    Parking at Ascot is free of charge, but this is only available on the day of the race. Blue Badge Holders can display the badge within the vehicle and be redirected to a closer parking area. Ramps, Auditory Assistance, Service dogs, Wheelchair hire, Accessible viewing and Complimentary carer tickets are available. For further help on Accessibility, contact access.officer@ascot.com.

     

    Ascot Racecourse Enclosures

     

    Hospitality Enclosure

    During Ascot race days, there are prices and availability for restaurants with different experiences. One of these experiences includes ON 5, a fine dining restaurant with a private balcony, roof terrace, and first-class track views with panoramic windows. 

    The parade ring is available for booking and offers a relaxing, outstanding service with undisturbed views. 

    During Royal Ascot, 16 bookable restaurant enclosures are available, with fine dining experiences to suit your taste, proudly served by Michelin-starred chefs. All information can be found on the Royal Ascot website, with further details of taster menus and prices.

     

    Grandstand Enclosure

    Private boxes are available at Ascot during Racedays, and during Royal Ascot, these boxes can be booked alongside your tickets to enhance the overall experience.

     Ascot standard packages include:

    • Silver 
    • Gold 
    • Platinum 

    Prices for Royal Ascot vary from the private hire boxes, which include:

    • Royal Enclosure box 
    • Queen Anne Enclosure box 

    Loges make an extra special event for your guests by adding pre-purchased food and drink, including racecards, car parking and a 10% discount at the Ascot shop. The loges provide a private balcony, are all under shelter, with heaters for comfort. The cost of this ultimate experience starts from just £300. 

     

    What to Wear?

    Ascot Racecourse is famous for its bright colours and fabulous outfit choices. There are multiple ways to style yourself for Ascot, as there are many events to attend. There are three main styles of what to wear available: 

    • Royal Ascot 
    • Flat Season 
    • Jumps Season 

    To find out what dress code is appropriate for your event, visit the Ascot Racecourse website to find out in detail what you can wear on the day. All dress codes apply to all adults and children. Novelty attire, fancy dresses, and sportswear are strictly prohibited at Ascot Racecourse.

     

    Food & Drink

    Some restaurants don’t need private booking, there are many food outlets to walk-up to and order and take with you on the go. There are bars with champagne, beers, bottled drinks, and spirits, so there is something for everyone. The open outlets are also available throughout Royal Ascot and all events of the year. The restaurant accommodates all people with allergies, including Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian options.

     

    Contact Details

    DEPARTMENTCONTACT DETAILS
    Enquiries & Ticket SalesCall: 0344 346 3000
    Fine Dining

    Call: +44 (0) 344 346 3000

    Email: hospitality@ascot.com

    Events at Ascot

    Call: +44 (0)344 346 3611

    Email: events@ascot.com

     

    Nearby Accommodation

    Listed below is the closest accommodation within walking distance:

    Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa – 1.3 miles from Ascot Racecourse 

    Bagshot Road, 

    Sunninghill, 

    Ascot SL5 9JH, 

    England

    Sunningdale Park – 1.7 miles away from Ascot Racecourse 

    Larch Avenue, 

    Ascot SL5 0QE, 

    England

    Royal Berkshire Hotel – 1.9 miles from Ascot Racecourse 

    London Road, 

    Sunninghill, 

    Ascot SL5 0PP, 

    England

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