PLEASE NOTE: The below following information does not apply for Royal Ascot.
Customers are welcome to bring a picnic as long as it is brought to the racecourse in a picnic hamper or cool bag/box. The designated picnic areas are situated on the East Trackside Lawn, the Old Paddock and the external East End of the Grandstand. Occasionally some of the Plaza Lawns may be made available to customers for the use of picnicking.
Any customers who picnic in other areas of the grounds or in the Grandstand will be asked to move and, in extreme circumstances, may be asked to leave the site altogether. Picnics are not permitted in the King Edward VII Admission Areas or inside the Grandstand. Informal picnics are permitted into the car parks; however, formal entertaining will be stopped. We do not allow barbecues or hot food to be brought onto racecourse property; this includes all enclosures, coach and car parks.
If you are coming with a large group and your picnic and alcohol is divided among your hampers please all arrive together for searching, or split the alcohol evenly across the party. Otherwise individuals arriving with more alcohol than food will have the alcohol taken away on entry.
To embrace the celebratory nature of racing at Ascot, each customer (over the age of 18) is permitted to bring with them 1 bottle of sparkling wine or Champagne to accompany their picnic per person, with the exception of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup & Concert. No other type of alcoholic drink will be permitted into the racecourse grounds and all picnics will be searched on entry. Customers are not permitted to bring a bottle of sparkling wine or Champagne without an accompanying picnic. There are a substantial number of bars available inside the Grandstand and surrounding lawns. For clarity, Beer, Cider, Spirits, fortified wines and bottles of Pimm’s or similar will not be allowed onto the racecourse. Closed, sealed soft drinks are permitted to be brought in with a picnic.