Sunday, 25 June 2017

Day 175 - June 24th

Today Wayne and I spent the day at Royal Ascot. 

Our base for the day was Carriages Restaurant which is located on the upper floor of a luxury marquee within the Queen Anne Enclosure with spectacular views of the home straight and winning post. Throughout the day we were able to wander out onto the viewing balcony to watch the races and to people-watch.

We were also able to go downstairs beside the track to get a closer view.

We were treated to a four course lunch and afternoon tea in the restaurant.

Unfortunately I didn't take any photos of the lunch but I did manage to get a picture of the delicious cake stand which carried the cakes and scones for afternoon tea.

As this next photos shows, with a complimentary bar (including champagne) throughout the day copious amounts of alcohol were also drunk!

Whilst we saw Her Majesty the Queen arrive at the racecourse, we were not close enough to take any worthwhile photos so I have borrowed this photo from the Daily Mail.

After lunch and between races, we took a stroll.

In the Pre-Parade Ring horse were being saddled up and led around before their race.

The huge Grandstand dominates the site and is quite a sight.

We had a lovely day at the races, despite not coming home with any winnings, and felt thoroughly spoilt. So pleased to have experienced this very English tradition.

1 comment:

Juliet said...

Wonderful photos! You look lovely and it looks as if you had a great day - thoroughly spoilt! Great treat and well deserved relaxation in your busy lives. Xx