There’s nothing like eating Fish & Chips at Royal Ascot Ladies Day 2017
I primarily go to Royal Ascot Ladies day to dress up; I get to wear my fancy clothes, master walking in high heels and do deals, well sometimes deals are done around the distraction of finding comfortable places to sit, queuing up for 20-30 minutes at a time to purchase Fish & Chips rather than opting for a gourmet meal in one of the many posh restaurants in the Queen Anne Enclosure or even upgrading to the Furlong or Villiers Club or indeed to the Royal Enclosure.
Royal Ascot Ladies Day is all about being seen and so the main aim is to take lots of selfies and upload them to Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram right away. I opted to take lots of photographs of others and upload these at a later date.
So how was the Pink, Blue & White collar experiences? It was good, very good actually. We arrived by coach and entered a Coach park that had little red marquees ready and filled with all types of finger buffet food; some really typical such as the little sausage rolls and quiches but there was an attempt to be multicultural by including onion bhajies and samosas. I noticed that the spread and range of foods was a little less this year than last year – “The Brexit punch” I think. All the above was washed down with a choice of white or red wine, really fizzy-scrummy champagne and/or beer.
The icing on the cake for me was not the food, neither the buzz created by total strangers meeting together to enjoy a single shared moment but their willingness to dance to live music by Steve Werren. Steve was what you call a one man band, on the guitar, lead singer, backing group is pre-recorded, plus he is also the sound engineer, the tour rigger, driver and of course his own chef: he did really well.
Our group of Ladies had a very good time, “I’m relaxed, not thinking about getting the food on the table, taking care of children and husband, I’ve not felt this way for a long time, I’m enjoying myself”.
UNRAVELLING Royal Ascot Ladies Day 2017 ENCLOSURES
Enjoy close-up views of the Royal Procession as it journeys past the stylish lawns of the Windsor Enclosure. This is the enclosure the horses past first on their way down the home straight when racing begins.
It is here that the roar of the crowd starts in earnest, creating an unforgettable atmosphere.
On the lawns and terraces of the Queen Anne Enclosure, you can enjoy perfect views of the racing as well as numerous food, drink and betting facilities.
Here you’ll be at the heart of the day’s activity. Close to the runners and riders in the Pre-Parade and Parade Ring.
The Grandstand offers you seating, restaurants and bars aplenty, as well as more to explore on the Bandstand Lawns.
Prices start from £126 per person + VAT. For more information please visit
With panoramic views of the racing, Furlong Club is conveniently located for Queen Anne Enclosure guests to enjoy a private, refined and spacious upgrade facility close to the Bandstand and Parade Ring. Capacity has been further reduced from 2016 to ensure comfort irrespective of the weather
Situated in the middle of the track, the Villiers Club is Royal Ascot’s prime social spot in a modern stylish club environment. With a plentiful tapas style lunch and Afternoon Tea included, the vibrant atmosphere continues after the last race with live music until 9pm and a complimentary barbeque. Guests are close to all the additional amenities of the exciting new Village Enclosure.
A short walk to a stunning racing viewpoint with the Grandstand acting as an imposing backdrop. Live DJ and bands throughout the day and a paid bar with extensive cocktail list compliments your visit to the most important week in the sporting calendar.
The Royal Enclosure is widely regarded as the historic heart of Royal Ascot and perhaps the British Social season. Originally set aside for the running of the Gold Cup in 1807, it was a space exclusively reserved for the family, guests and Household of King George III.
With stunning views of the race as well as a host of Fine Dining restaurants, bars and entertainment – the Royal Enclosure remains one of the most unique venues in British sport
As well as a number of restaurants and bars – the Royal Enclosure also has its own historic car park and dedicated floor in the Grandstand and area around the Parade Ring.
6. NEW THIS YEAR IS THE VILLAGE ENCLOSURE PRICES FROM £52
This year we introduce The Village enclosure showcasing the best of contemporary British summertime. Vibrant, surprising yet unmistakably Royal Ascot. Experience a new aspect of the action from the heart of the racecourse.
Village Enclosure tickets are on sale now from £52. For more information, visit:https://www.ascot.co.uk/royal-ascot
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