OLD PADDOCK RESTAURANT Welcome to Ascot Racecourse. We hope that this short guide will help you find your way around. Restaurant Location From the High Street, enter the racecourse via the main turnstiles. The Old Paddock Restaurant is a red brick building located to the West (left) of the Parade Ring. Walk down the ramp or staircase from the Parade Ring and the Old Paddock Restaurant is on the first floor above the Irish Bar. The Ascot experience Gates open at 10:30am and guests receive a welcome drink at their restaurant. Luncheon will be served at 12:15pm. The arrival of Her Majesty the Queen heralds the start of the racing action. The Royal Procession takes place at approximately 2pm on all five days of Royal Ascot. Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Party will proceed from the Golden Gates down the Straight Mile and around the Parade Ring. Racing will commence at approximately 2:30pm and conclude with the final race at 5:35pm. Racegoers are welcome to visit the Parade Ring throughout the day where the horses will parade prior to their race and where the presentation to the winner is made after the race. At 6pm racegoers are invited to join the final event of the day, singing round the bandstand accompanied by the military band which concludes the Ascot experience. Fine Dining Restaurant Information To ensure that all racegoers have a pleasurable experience we ask for your co-operation with a few simple guidelines. Each guest should have an admission ticket and a facility badge. To ensure efficient entry to the racecourse, please present your admission ticket at the turnstiles. Please wear your facility badge to gain admission into your restaurant. To proceed to your table promptly, please ensure you are aware of the name of your host and/or company name or the booking reference number which your host will have. Ascot Hospitality provides for most culinary tastes and we request that you do not bring food or drink into the racecourse. Many hosts like to reflect the traditional and special values of Royal Ascot by asking their guests to comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code, although it is not compulsory for your facility. Please refer to your host’s instructions for the dress code for your party. We have detailed overleaf both the Royal Enclosure and Grandstand Admission dress codes for your information. Please note that this is a new dress code for 2012 so please read carefully and contact us if you have any queries. Royal Enclosure Dress Code Ladies Ladies are kindly reminded that formal day wear 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 dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code; • Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of 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, spaghetti straps and dresses with a strap of less than one inch (2.5cm) are not permitted; • Midriffs must be covered; • Fascinators are no longer permitted in the Royal Enclosure; neither are headpieces which do not have a base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches / 10cm). We hope that you will have a wonderful day out at Ascot. Gentlemen Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear either black or grey morning dress which must include: Gentlemen Gentlemen are required to wear a suit with a shirt and tie. • A waistcoat and tie (no cravats); and Travelling to Ascot • A black or grey top hat; and Ascot Racecourse is easily accessible by road from the M25, M3, M4 and M40. Please note, the routes to your car park may have changed. Maps showing the fastest route to your allocated car park can be found on the back of your car park label. • Black shoes. A gentleman may remove his top 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. 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 or equivalent. Grandstand Admission Dress Code Ladies Ladies within the main Grandstand 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 Grandstand Admission dress code; • Midriffs must be covered; • Shorts are not permitted. By train there is a direct 50 minute route from London Waterloo and a direct 30 minute route from Reading. Ascot is also easily accessible from London Heathrow. There is a helicopter landing facility close to the racecourse. Please call Helicopter and Aviation Services on 01427 718 800 or fax 01427 718 811. For fixed wing aircraft, the two nearest airfields are Fairoaks, Chobham (01276 857 300) and White Waltham, Maidenhead (01628 823 272) which are both about nine miles away. Terms AND Conditions Tickets and badges are issued subject to the Rules of Racing and the Terms and Conditions of Ascot Racecourse and Ascot Hospitality. A full copy of the terms and conditions can be found at ascot.co.uk or obtained by calling 0844 346 0346. 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Grandstand Admission racegoers have access to all areas except the Royal Enclosure and Silver Ring. Guests in the Imperial Events Courtyard only have access to the Silver Ring area.
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