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Back to Royal Ascot
  • Overall Rating 5 /10
  • Value for Money 10 /10
Back to Royal Ascot

Old Paddock Restaurant
Queen Anne Enclosure

  • 5 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Overall Rating
  • 10 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Value for Money

Package Overview

Set within the original racecourse building the Old Paddock Restaurant is a wonderful historical suite offering a unique position next to the Pre-Parade Ring.

Watch the magnificent thoroughbreds and trainers from your table in between enjoying an opulent three-course luncheon and complimentary bar.

The included Queen Anne Enclosure admission means you can also explore much of the course at your whim, from the iconic Bandstand to the Parade Ring itself, and of course a viewing area for the racing action.

  • In the Heart of the Action
  • No Access to the Royal Enclosure
  • No Race Viewing from this Facility
  • Champagne is Extra Cost
  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Overlooking Parade Ring (1st Floor)
Capacity 160 Guests
  • 3-Course Luncheon
  • Ascot Afternoon Tea
Admission Queen Anne Enclosure
  • Prosecco Reception
  • Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £331 to £496
Price Rating ££

Package Content


Overlooking Pre-Parade Ring (1st Floor)


Walk to Grandstand


Queen Anne Enclosure

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

8 to 12 Guests

Reception Drink

Prosecco Reception

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Main Meal

3-Course Luncheon

Additional Catering

Ascot Afternoon Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage


Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

  • Racing Paper
  • Betting Facilities
  • Valet parking on Request

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.


Old Paddock Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review


The Old Paddock Restaurant is a non-viewing restaurant overlooking the saddling boxes of the Pre-Parade Ring. It has a capacity of 160 guests.


The restaurant is situated just behind the Royal Enclosure Lawns and is only a short walk to the main Parade Ring itself. To view the racing you will need to walk through the Grandstand to the Trackside Viewing Area, watching from the steppings or from the lawns in front.


This is a traditional restaurant in one the older areas of the racecourse, it is situated on the first floor with windows that overlook the thoroughbreds as the trainers make their final preparations before heading over to the Parade Ring.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for groups of 8 guests or more, smaller groups will be asked to share a table.


This facility is situated within the Queen Anne Enclosure, where your ticket will allow access into the Parade Ring and also enjoy the post-racing tradition of singing around the bandstand. You cannot access the Royal Enclosure with this admission ticket. All guests are asked to adhere to Ascot’s dress code, which for the Queen Anne Enclosure advises that Ladies should dress in a manner that befits a formal occasion and gentlemen should wear a suit with collared shirt and tie. 


The catering consists of a standard 3-course luncheon followed by Ascot Afternoon Tea.


View of the Pre-Parade Ring


There is a Prosecco DOC Brut reception. The bar is complimentary and includes beers, selected wines, spirits, and soft drinks. Please note however that champagne is an extra charge.


Service is left to the waiting-staff, there is not a hostess service.


There is no racing tipster included in this package.


There are ample TV screens for guests to enjoy the proceedings from the comfort of their table.

Car Parking

Car park passes are allocated on a 1:2 basis, in one of the car parks conveniently located for this facility.


A Racecard & Racing Paper is included and there are Tote betting facilities available.

Ratings Understand our scoring
51 / 100
Car Parking
Total 51/100
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Getting There

If travelling by car and using Sat Nav for your journey, the Postcode is SL5 7LX. If by rail South Western Railway runs services to Ascot from both Reading, Guildford and London Waterloo. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.

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