Royal Ascot
Itinerary, Menu & Dress Code

Ascot

RA8

Sample Itinerary

10 : 30 am

Gates Open

11 : 00 am

Bar Opens

12 : 00 pm

Luncheon to be Served

2 : 00 pm

Royal Procession

2 : 30 pm

First Race

3 : 30 pm

Afternoon Tea

5 : 35 pm

Last Race

6 : 00 pm

Bar Closes
Traditional Singing Around the Bandstand (until 6.30 pm)

RA9               RA10               RA11

Sample Menu

Starter
Loin of Cold Smoked and Cured Salmon
Cucumber Linguine, Pickled Samphire and Ocean Pearls
Lobster Vinaigrette 

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Main Course
Roasted Fillet of Angus Beef, Beaufort Cheese and Lemon Thyme Crust
Béarnaise Sauce, Horseradish Whipped Potato & Baby Summer Vegetables

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Dessert
Dark Chocolate Fleur de Sel
Salt Caramel and Wild Strawberry Dressing

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Cheese
(Depending upon chosen suite)
Sussex Charmer Mature Cheddar, Keltic Gold and Wensleydale Blue
Spiced Fruit Pickle, Artisan Fruit and Hazelnut Biscotti

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Afternoon Tea
Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Chive on Brown Bread
Free Range Egg and Cress on Tomato Bread
Roast Beef and Hot Horseradish on White Bread
Gammon Ham and Grain Mustard on White Bread

Golden Sultana Scones with Clotted Cream and Highgrove Champagne & Strawberry Preserve,
Peach Melba, Lemon Victoria Top Hat, Rhubarb and Custard Macaroon

Selection of Infused Teas

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Royal Enclosure Dress Code

LADIES: Ladies are kindly reminded that formal daywear is a requirement in the Royal Enclosure, defined as follows:
• Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the knee or longer.
• Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater.
• Jackets and pashminas may be worn, but the dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
• Trouser suits are welcome. They should be full length and of matching material and colour.
• Hats should be worn; a headpiece which has a base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.
Ladies are kindly asked to note the following:
• Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted.
• Midriffs must be covered.
• Fascinators are no longer permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches / 10cm).

RA15  RA16  RA17

GENTLEMEN: Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear black or grey morning dress, which must include.

• A waistcoat and tie (no cravats)
• A black or grey top hat
• A gentleman may remove his hat within a restaurant, a private box, a private club or that facility’s terrace, balcony or garden. Hats may also be removed within any enclosed external seating area within the Royal Enclosure Garden. The customisation of top hats (with, for example, coloured ribbons or bands) is not permitted in the Royal Enclosure.
• Black shoes

GIRLS: Girls (aged 10-16) should dress for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested. Hats, headpieces and fascinators may be worn but are not compulsory.

BOYS: Boys (aged 10-16) should dress in accordance with the gentlemen’s dress code, or may wear a dark-coloured lounge suit with a shirt and tie (no hat required).

OVERSEAS VISITORS: Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the formal National Dress of their country or Service Dress.

SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL: Serving military personnel are welcome to wear Service Dress.

Queen Anne Enclosure Dress Code

Grandstand Admission racegoers have the choice to follow the dress code for the Queen Anne Enclosure or that of the Royal Enclosure.

LADIES: Ladies within the main Queen Anne Enclosure are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion.
Ladies are kindly asked to take particular note of the following:
• A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
• Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted.
• Trousers must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above (i.e. strapless or sheer strap tops are not permitted).
• Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
• Midriffs must be covered.
• Shorts are not permitted.

GENTLEMEN: Gentlemen are required to wear a suit with a shirt and tie.

GIRLS: Girls (17 or under) should be dressed for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested. Hats, headpieces and fascinators may be worn but are not compulsory.

BOYS: Boys aged (13-17) should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and a tie. Younger boys (12 or under) should be dressed smartly but are not required to wear a jacket or tie.