Royal Ascot 2017 will shortly be upon us – starting from June 20-24th – so why not make a long weekend of it and stay at the Olde Bell? We are only 15.5 miles from the racecourse making us the perfect base for your weekend of fun!
With gates opening at 10.30am there is plenty of time to enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast before donning your finery and making your way to Ascot. The fastest route is via the 404 (M) which will take approximately 27 minutes.
While the Windsor Enclosure and the Village Enclosure are both now sold out for Saturday June 24, the Queen Anne Enclosure still has tickets for Saturday June 24th at £88 per person. If last year is anything to go by, Thursday June 22 – the infamous Ladies Day – as well as Friday June 23rd and Saturday June 24th will most likely sell out weeks before the event.
Find out more about Royal Ascot ticket prices here.
Depending on the enclosure, the dress code at Royal Ascot can be rather stringent so it’s best to do your research before you go to ensure that you are in the most appropriate attire. For example, the Royal Enclosure expressly requires ladies to wear a hat rather than a fascinator and dress straps must be at least an inch wide. Obviously no bare midriffs are welcome here and dresses must fall just below the knee. Black or grey morning suits are mandatory for gentlemen with an accompanying black or grey top hat and plain black shoes.
If you prefer a little more freedom when it comes to your outfit then why not consider the Queen Anne or Windsor enclosures which allow smart casual dress with the exception of football shirts.
Children are welcome to attend Royal Ascot on the Friday and Saturday but are also subject to a particular dress code. For more details, view the Royal Ascot web page and scroll down to the dropdown menu marked ‘Dress Code’.
Although the Royal Enclosure is the historic heart of the event – offering private vantage points of the course – there is a brand new enclosure to enjoy for 2017 with a less formal atmosphere. The new village enclosure is set to be an exciting mix of fine dining, excellent views and champagne and cocktail bars. From just £67 per person, this could well be one of the best places from which to enjoy Royal Ascot! Heading into the evening, expect live music and DJs to carry on the intoxicating atmosphere of the event.
Remember – parking is expensive during Royal Ascot week – starting from £35 for cars. It may be worth while sharing a taxi to the event if you are travelling with a group. After a busy day of wining and dining (not to mention a flutter on the horses!) what could be better than a short journey back to the beautiful Olde Bell and an excellent nights sleep in one of our luxe bedrooms.
Book your room today to secure your accommodation near Royal Ascot. Now all you have to think about is what you are going to wear!