For the first time in more than 100 years a new enclosure is all set to open at Royal Ascot (20th – 24th June) this year. The new Village Enclosure will provide a surprising, exciting and vibrant setting for racegoers to experience and offer a totally new perspective for all to enjoy. It will also give racegoers the best view of all the racing action from its location on the inside of the track looking back towards the final Furlong with Ascot’s iconic Grandstand as a backdrop.
Showcasing the best of contemporary British summertime, the Village Enclosure has a totally unique style and tempo of its own. It’s best described as a ‘pop-up’ summer scene comprising of informal boutique dining experiences, Al Fresco eateries, creative bars, and an eclectic mix of music throughout the day and into the evening.
A picturesque bandstand is the centrepiece of the village green, along with two other stages where there will be a mix of live brass, jazz and funk throughout the day. As the sun goes down the party continues with host sets from live bands and DJs taking place on the main stage. There will also be a range of on-the-go stalls to sit-down casual dining where there will be a broad food offering. Cocktails, mocktails and Champagne will of course be served throughout the day.
The Village Enclosure is only open on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Royal Ascot, with an exclusive after race party going on until 9pm. Hospitality upgrades are available within the Village Enclosure itself including The Restaurant in the Village, Villiers in the Village and Gazebos in the Village which will provide private dining space for up to 16 people. The Restaurant in the Village is without doubt Ascot’s take on English eccentricity! It promises to be the place where guests should expect the unexpected although be save in the knowledge of a truly memorable day. We can’t wait to see what it’s all about- can you?
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