Royal Ascot FAQ's

Can we take our own food and alcohol into Royal Ascot?

In the Windsor Enclosure and Heath Enclosure Only - Picnics are allowed. However, they must be brought to the racecourse in a picnic hamper or cool bag/box. Please see alcohol allowance. Picnics must be brought in at the time of entry to the enclosure and not on re-entry. Food or drinks of any description will not be allowed in with customers coming in on a re-entry ticket.
If you are coming with a large group and your picnic and Sparkling Wine or Champagne 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 to dispose of the excess alcohol.
Sharp bladed kitchen knives will not be permitted.
No food, drinks or snacks are permitted to be brought into the Royal Enclosure or Queen Anne Enclosure.

In the Windsor Enclosure and Heath Enclosure Only - To embrace the celebratory nature of Royal 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. No other type of alcoholic drink will be permitted into the racecourse grounds and all picnics will be searched on entry. Please note that soft drinks will only be permitted into the enclosure with seals intact.

There are a substantial number of bars available inside the enclosures and a link to their menus is attached. We will even be offering bars on the move bringing drinks directly to you to enhance your day with us.
For clarity, bottles of Beer, Cider, Spirits, fortified wines and bottles of Pimm's or similar will not be allowed onto the racecourse.

Alcoholic or soft drinks are not permitted to be brought into the Royal Enclosure or Queen Anne Enclosure.
Ascot Racecourse Ltd has a behavioural management policy and to help us in providing all of our customers with an outstanding experience; no customer deemed to be intoxicated will be permitted onto the Racecourse grounds.

During Royal Ascot we allow blankets and fold up chairs into the Windsor Enclosure and Heath Enclosure only.
For all other areas, if you have a need to bring a fold away chair due to a specific medical requirement, please contact our access officer -

Always check the Royal Ascot Picnic policy page on for updates and changes to their policy.

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