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Villiers Club
Village Enclosure

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  • 37 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Villiers Club welcomes its guests with open arms to enjoy a wonderfully informal setting, packed with atmosphere, good food and fantastic views of the racing action.

Set in the heart of the racetrack in the Village Enclosure, Villiers Club is rather unique, offering a tapas-style lunch, an indulgent afternoon tea and finally a gourmet build your own burger.

This package is one of the most budget-friendly, meaning you and your guests can have a wonderful day of hospitality at a fraction of the cost.




Rating: Basic

Plus

  • Self-Contained Village Atmosphere

Minus

  • No Access to the Royal Enclosure
  • No Access to the Queen Anne Enclosure
  • Champagne & Spirits is an Extra Cost
  • No Elevated Viewing of the Racing
  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Inside Course Opposite Grandstand
Capacity 850 Guests
Catering
  • Tapas Style Dishes, Mini Desserts, Ice Cream Pots & Gourmet Build Your Own Burger
  • English Afternoon Tea
Admission Village Enclosure
Drinks
  • Welcome Drink
  • Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £257
Price Rating £

Package Content

Location

Inside Course Opposite Grandstand

Viewing

Walk to Rails

Tickets

Village Enclosure

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

Informal

Reception Drink

Welcome Drink

Bar Inclusions

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

Main Meal

Tapas Style Dishes, Mini Desserts, Ice Cream Pots & Gourmet Build Your Own Burger

Additional Catering

English Afternoon Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

  • Racing Paper
  • Betting Facilities
  • Valet Parking on Request

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Villiers Club Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Villiers Club is an entry-level hospitality facility which features a fairly basic package offering in the Village Enclosure. It has a large 750 capacity but only tends to operate on the last three days of Royal Ascot.

Location

The Villiers Club is situated opposite the Grandstand inside the course. The location is immediately inside the track opposite the spectacle of the huge Grandstand. Race viewing is from the lawns at the rails, bringing you close to the action but without an elevated view.

Facility/Décor

The high-tech marquee has a fairly basic interior and the seating is very casual with high and low seating inside and out. This less formal setting may suit some, especially due to the low price-point, however, companies wanting a more formal entertaining experience would be best avoiding this facility and consider the Restaurant in the Village instead.

Private Tables

Private tables cannot be reserved in advance, the seating is casual on a first-come basis.

Admission

You will receive a Village Enclosure admission ticket; you cannot access the Royal Enclosure or the Queen Anne Enclosure with this ticket. You cannot therefore cross the track to go to the Grandstand or Parade Ring. All guests are asked to adhere to Ascot’s dress code, which for the Village 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. 

Catering

The catering consists of 2-course bowl food, followed later by Afternoon Tea.

 

Entertainment within the Villiers Club

Drinks

There is a complimentary bar consisting of beers, wines, and soft drinks. Please note that Champagne and spirits are at an extra cost.

Service

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

Entertainment

There is no racing tipster included in this package. Guests can stroll through the Village Enclosure, from Thursday to Saturday, at their leisure. From DJs and reinvented brass bands to Jazz and Funk at the Bandstand, three stages of music move this enclosure to a tempo of its own throughout the day until 9 pm. Please note, however, that the Village Enclosure might be a little rowdy for some.

Audio-Visual

There are a few TV monitors located in the marquee.

Car Parking

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

Extras

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

Ratings Understand our scoring
37 / 100
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Total 37/100
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Hospitality Facilities Location Map

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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