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Where to Stay for Royal Ascot

Updated: Nov 5, 2021

This year's Royal Ascot was memorable for a multitude of reasons. We witnessed an Oisin Murphy masterclass as he rode five winners that week, including a thrilling win with Alcohol Free who set off at 9/1 odds & punters were allowed back in after having missed 2020's event. Despite this, Ascot did not feel the same. Only 14,000 racing fans were in attendance; the Ascot buzz was missing. Eyes have now turned to next years Royal Ascot since COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted; for those of you raring to return to Royal Ascot after having missed it this year, we have good news. We have a range of ticket and holiday packages for next year's event which will cater for your party's needs.

Our experiences can be secured with a deposit starting at £50. All experiences listed include the following:

  • One night accommodation

  • Complimentary drink upon arrival

  • Breakfast

  • Return racecourse transfers

  • Tickets to your chosen day of Royal Ascot

Best Value Experience

This is the standard experience that is the best value for money; it allows you to immerse yourself into the Ascot atmosphere at an accessible price point. Don’t be deterred by the hotel’s location either, situated only 30 minutes away from the racecourse, this experience should not be overlooked.

If your trip to Ascot is a cause for celebration or a group outing amongst family and friends then look no further, this experience can cater for all your needs. Reading has a wide array of restaurants and late-night bars allowing you to carry on into the evening and maybe even dance the night away.

Make sure to stop at the newly opened and well-reputed OXBO Bar & Kitchen to get the party started with some of their signature cocktails. If that’s not what you’re looking for and it is a good meal and a quiet night you seek, fear not as a fantastic dinner awaits. Enjoy a light bite, dishes to share or a three-course meal in this highly acclaimed restaurant.

This experience is perfect for big groups who are looking to continue the night after the races.

Experiences start from just £169pp

Windsor Experience

Situated in the heart of Windsor, the iconic Sir Christopher Wren Hotel allows for a quintessentially British weekend. Its quaint, Tudor-style bedrooms in an array of sizes will ensure you sleep like a king after a thrilling day at the races. Do not think however that this historic hotel is only a place to lay your head. The Thameside hotel allows for incredible views and an iconic summer sunset. See all that Windsor has to offer, soak up the culture, and if you fancy, have a spot of afternoon tea in the hotel itself - the view does not disappoint!

The hotel’s fitness facilities have an excellent reputation in the Windsor area. Whether it is an intense workout or the jacuzzi that you seek, Wren’s Club can accommodate your needs. A massage in the spa will allow you to truly unwind after an action-packed day out. Enjoy a meal at The Brasserie, a British & European themed restaurant, conveniently located within the hotel's vicinity. If you wish to venture out for an evening meal or beverage, you will not be short of choice. Windsor is home to a wide array of pubs and restaurants sourcing local ingredients as well as drinks brewed in the Windsor & Eton Brewery.

Whether a group trip or an individual, everyone would enjoy a stay in Windsor as part of their trip to Ascot. The parking situation in Windsor is usually something to consider but fear not, the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel offers parking which can be pre-booked at a very accessible rate of £15 a night.

Experiences start from just £239pp

Premium Experience

This premium experience has so much to offer and will greatly complement your thrilling day out at Ascot. The Runnymede on Thames is a bright, modern hotel situated on the banks of, you guessed it, the River Thames. Only 20 minutes away from Ascot & Windsor, rooms here come with fantastic views and showcase the beauty of the surrounding natural area; a good night’s sleep is guaranteed.

The Runnymede on Thames provides the perfect experience for those who wish to have a spa retreat along with their trip to Ascot. If you need to press the reset button and unwind then look no further, the accoladed facilities here will have you leaving the hotel refreshed. Allow yourself to be pampered by enjoying an award-winning massage or enjoy the outdoor whirlpool overlooking the river, with a glass of bubbly in hand of course.

The standard that The Runnymede on Thames holds itself to doesn’t drop when it comes to dining either. Leftbank Restaurant is extremely well-reputed and promises a memorable dining experience; enjoy their seasonal a la carte menu which takes a modern twist on British dishes. Classic afternoon tea can also be enjoyed at the hotel where you can debate whether jam goes on before or after the clotted cream. If you can’t come to an agreement, don't panic. There is one thing we can all agree on, and that is that nothing beats alfresco dining in the British summer; this location on the banks of the Thames makes for the perfect spot to dine alfresco.

This experience is perfect for couples or a small group of friends looking for a relaxing getaway full of self-care.

Luxury Experience

If you are looking for a luxurious experience to compliment your day in the sun at Ascot then this is the place for you. The Macdonald Compleat Angler sits on the Thames’ banks in Marlow, one of Britain’s most picturesque towns. Situated only 30 minutes away from Ascot, you’ll find yourself away from the hustle and bustle in a quaint, tranquil setting. The hotel itself is a 400-year-old country house itself and gives you a true taste of the Berkshire countryside.

Large grounds and elegant rooms are only the start of what this hotel has to offer. The Macdonald Compleat Angler boasts having one of Berkshire’s highest-rated restaurants. Sindhu, by Michelin Starred chef Atul Kochhar is home to some of the best Indian food in the region; it is certainly a must-visit for food lovers. If this isn’t your cup of tea, the Riverside Restaurant which serves British food with locally sourced ingredients will certainly tick the boxes. The atmosphere and history that the Walton Bar & Lounge hosts make it the perfect spot to round off your day with a nightcap in what is a truly authentic period setting. Looking to make a meal extra special? Rent out an exclusive outdoor dining pod, these scream wow-factor and will certainly provide an unforgettable dining experience.

The hotel is only a 10-minute drive away from one of Buckinghamshire’s top ten golf courses, Harleyford Golf Club; our agents would be happy to assist you in pre-booking your round. The Macdonald Compleat Angler is suited to those who are looking for a weekend retreat to take in the natural surroundings.

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