The Hinds Head & Royal Windsor Races

June Dates

Vicar's Room, Bray

The One Michelin Star Hinds Head Bray is set in a picturesque village made famous by its unusual principled vicar. The Hind’s Head celebrates a variety of matchless classics of British cuisine, cooked with the skill, precision and originality you’d expect from Heston Blumenthal. After a gastronomic tasting menu our guests will take a return river cruise from Maidenhead Promenade, to the Royal Windsor Racecourse. The Racecourse’s Famous Monday night Racing is the perfect destination for thrilling racing. The Club Enclosure is the prime position next to the winning post.

PROVISIONAL & SAMPLE PACKAGE CONTENT

  • A welcoming glass of selected wine on arrival at Heston Blumenthal’s One Michelin Star 15th Century Hinds Head Restaurant.
  • Bespoke five course tasting menu followed by coffee and petit fours.**
  • Three glasses of specially selected wine per person served with the tasting menu.
  • Informal Q & A session.
  • Cash bar facilities to purchase additional drinks at The Hinds Head.
  • One way coach transfer from Heston Blumenthal’s Hinds Head Restaurant, Bray to Maidenhead Promenade.
  • Traditional River cruise to Royal Windsor Racecourse from Maidenhead Promenade.
  • Half a bottle of selected Champagne per person, served with light afternoon tea on the outbound cruise.
  • Race cards (one per couple).
  • Racing posts available.
  • Disembark close to the racecourse.
  • Club Enclosure badge per guest.
  • Two course hot & cold buffet on return cruise.*
  • Complimentary bar of selected wine, beer and soft drinks on the return cruise.
  • Cash bar facilities are available on board to purchase additional drinks.

Further Information

– Guests are invited to make their way to Heston Blumenthal’s Restaurant ‘The Hinds Head’.
– To ensure service is not rushed we kindly ask you to arrive promptly. To enjoy the full gastronomic tasting menu lunch service will take approximately three hours, therefore if you arrive late for your lunch reservation there may not be time to enjoy all the courses on offer.

11:30 Upon arrival you will be shown upstairs to the Royal Lounge and offered a welcoming glass of wine. This is a newly refurbished floor & has a relaxed atmosphere for you to mingle with your fellow guests. Please quote company name used at time of booking.
11:45 Q&A session commences.
12:00 Five course set tasting menu service commences in the restaurant accompanied by three glasses of specially selected wine per person.
15:00 Guests depart restaurant for coach transfer to Maidenhead Promenade where you will embark the vessel.
– Should you have driven to the restaurant, we would encourage you to park your vehicle at Boulter’s Lock car park (please see below parking information) and depart ten mins prior to the coach departure.
15:15 Vessel departs and cruise commences downstream to racecourse. Half a bottle of selected champagne will be served per person with light afternoon tea.
17:15 Upon arrival at the racecourse you are free to make your way to the Club Enclosure. Kindly note that if you and your party have already decided not to use the return journey; please inform our ICE representative who will be present on the day, as you disembark.
17:45 First race commences.
20:45 Last race commences.
– After the last race please make your way back immediately to the boat, which will cruise upstream & return to Maidenhead Promenade.
21:00 Vessel departs after safety briefing. During the final cruise a two course set buffet dinner will be served on the lower deck accompanied by complimentary bar of selected wines, beer & soft drinks. A full cash bar will also be available on board for you to purchase any additional drinks.
22:30 Arrive back at Maidenhead Promenade and all guests depart.

Smart jeans (no rips, tears or fraying) are acceptable but shorts, t- shirts, sports attire and trainers are not permitted and we do ask that men wear a collared shirt. This dress code will be enforced by the Racecourse, therefore access may be denied.

The Fat Duck & Royal Windsor Races

Various Dates

Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck topping the bill in England, ranked number five in the world. The chef, known for his experimental style, has boasted dishes including salmon poached in liquorice gel with artichoke, vanilla mayonaise and ‘Manni’ olive oil, and nitro-scrambled egg and bacon ice cream.

Most Monday nights throughout the summer, our team hosts a cruise from Maidenhead Head Steps, aboard a selection of vessels to the picturesque Windsor Races and back.

PROVISIONAL & SAMPLE PACKAGE CONTENT

  • A welcoming glass of selected Champagne on arrival at the restaurant.
  • Private tables between 2-6 guests available.
  • 13 course gastronomic set tasting menu.
  • Glasses of specially selected wine to accompany the tasting menu.
  • Facilities to purchase additional drinks at The Fat Duck.
  • One way coach transfer from Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, Bray to Maidenhead Steps.
  • Traditional river cruise to Windsor Races from Maidenhead steps.
  • Half a bottle of Champagne per person, served with light afternoon tea on the outbound cruise.
  • Race cards (1 per 2 guests booked).
  • Sports papers available.
  • Disembark close to the racecourse.
  • Club Enclosure badge per guest.
  • Two course hot & cold buffet on return cruise.
  • Complimentary bar of selected house wine, beer and soft drinks on the return journey.

Further Information

11:30 prompt Guests are invited to make their way to Heston Blumenthal’s Restaurant ‘The Fat Duck’ for a welcoming glass of selected Champagne.
12:00 Gastronomic set tasting menu service commences.
15:15 Guests depart restaurant for coach transfer to Maidenhead steps where you will embark the vessel.
15:30 Vessel departs and cruise commences downstream to racecourse. Half a bottle of Champagne will be served per person with light afternoon tea.
– Upon arrival at the racecourse you are free to make your way to the club enclosure.
17:40 Racing commences.
20:40 (approx) Racing concludes. Make your way back to boat where a buffet commences with selected beers, wines and soft drinks.
22:30 (approx) Arrive back at Maidenhead Steps and all guests depart.

Racegoers are encouraged to wear smart attire, a jacket or tie is not essential for gentlemen, although it is asked that you wear a collared shirt. Ladies are asked to dress smartly although a hat is not essential. Smart jeans are permitted but should not be ripped or torn, as are tailored shorts.
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