ROYAL Ascot is almost upon us, with around 300,000 people expected to flock to the track during the five-day festival.
It will be busy – so make sure you are prepared for every eventuality ahead of this year’s Royal meeting.
There are three enclosures during the Royal meeting – the Royal Enclosure, the Queen Anne Enclosure and the Windsor Enclosure.
Unless you’re a celeb or the Duke or Duchess of somewhere or other, it’s unlikely you’ll be going in the Royal Enclosure which is strictly invitation only.
The Queen Anne Enclosure spans the majority of Ascot’s huge grandstand, and tickets will set you back between £75 and £88, depending on which day you are going.
Here is a closer look at the Queen Anne Enclosure:
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1 Bollinger Lounge – If you back a few winners and fancy a bottle of bubbly, head to the rather suave, al fresco Bollinger Lounge, complete with table service, located next to the pre-parade ring.
6 The Ascot Shop – Whether you want to take home a few souvenirs or you need a new tie after spilling your Bollinger on yourself, head to the Ascot shop which is between the pre-parade and parade ring.
12 The Bandstand Kitchen & Bar – New for 2018 and located next to the iconic bandstand, a wide variety of food and drink will be served throughout the week
31 1768 Seafood Bar – Sounds fishy to me. But if it is your cup of tea, you can enjoy salmon bagels, seafood platters, calamari with chipotle mayonnaise or the signature Ascot lobster roll.
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36 The Deck – If you really want to enjoy your day in style, you can upgrade your ticket to The Deck.
A stylish indoor bar and terrace overlooking the track with a live DJ to add to the atmosphere.
Toilets – Not marked on the official enclosure map, but toilets can be located on the lower ground levels of the grandstand near the foot of each of the main staircases.
There are also restrooms dotted along the first floor of the grandstand.
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The Windsor Enclosure is located further along the race track and will offer racegoers the first glimpse of the Queen during the Royal procession.
Tickets will set you back between £37 and £46, depending on which day you are attending the meeting.
Here is a closer look:
Credit: Ascot racecourse
5 Sagaro Bar – Quench your thirst with a drink from the Sagaro bar – whether that be a pint or a pina colada from the cocktail menu.
7 Mile View Lawn – Get the best possible vantage point for the Royal procession, which heads along the race track around 30 minutes before the first race.