The Hinds Head & Royal Windsor Races

April - October 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, flavoursomeness and originality you’d expect from Heston Blumenthal. A dining table hewn from a single trunk of oak sits amid wood-beam walls, seating up to 18 guests. The Room captures the character of its historical setting, making it a truly atmospheric place for a private dining experience.

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.
  • Private bespoke five course tasting menu in the Vicar’s dining room 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.

*Please note that due to the nature of the refurbishment at the Hinds Head Restaurant, guests may be accommodated over a number of tables adjacent to one another.
**All talent is subject to final availability.
***Kindly return to the boat promptly after the final race as we are unable to wait for any late arrivals, due to the strict jetty times.

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 Vicar’s dining room 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.
15:30 Vessel departs and cruise commences downstream to racecourse. Half a bottle of selected champagne will be served per person with light afternoon tea.
17:25 First race commences.
17:30 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.
20:40 Last race commences.
– After the last race please make your way back immediately to the boat, which will cruise upstream & return to Maidenhead Promenade.
21:10 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.

Jetty & Cruise
Guests are advised there may be congestion on the jetty for the return cruise due to peak travelling times of river traffic & locks, which may cause delays which are outside the jurisdiction of Imperial Corporate Events. The final arrival time is an approximation, as the length of time for the journey will vary depending on river and lock traffic.
Maidenhead Promenade
2 Ray Mead Road, Maindenhead, SL6 8NP.
Parking
The boat will return in the evening & disembark at Maidenhead Promenade, opposite Jenners Riverside Cafe, Riverside Gardens Park on Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8NP. Please note that this car park closes at 18.00 (dusk) – please do not park your vehicle here after the Hinds Head. There should be car parking spaces at the Boulters Lock car park, which is adjacent to Boulters Lock, SL6 8JN. This is a pay and display car park, approximately a 10 minute stroll along the river’s edge to Riverside Gardens. Many clients also take advantage of street parking.

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.

Code of Conduct
Please note drunkenness, rowdy, unruly, disruptive behaviour or intimidating other clients and or staff will not be tolerated. Imperial Corporate events in conjunction with all the third parties we work with, has a behavioural management policy and legal obligation to help provide all clients with an outstanding experience and staff with a safe working environment. Clients deemed intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will not be permitted into the restaurant, racecourse or boat and will be ejected or disembarked without recompense and the appropriate authorities alerted. The selected complimentary bar on board the vessel is dependent of passenger & crew safety which is determined by the Captain. The Captain has the right to disembark any passenger as the health and safety of all guests and the vessel is paramount.

Allergies/Intolerances/Wheelchair users
Should these be applicable to any of your invited guests, please complete & return the attached guest information grid to eventoperations@imperial.events. The deadline for this information is three weeks prior to the event.
Change of email address
Should you wish for your accreditation to be sent to an alternative email address, please advise us in writing no later than two weeks prior to the event to hayley@imperial.events who will confirm by email once actioned.
On the day
To ensure that your event goes accordingly please familiarise yourself with the important information included as above & in your final packs.
Hinds Head Dress Code
There is no formal dress code at the Hinds Head. Please note that Heston Blumenthal is not scheduled to attend this event. There is a smart dress code in the Club Enclosure.
Final Event Information
Is dispatched electronically approximately 3-5 days prior to the event to your contracted email address. No physical accreditation is sent out prior to the event date. Racecourse admission and swing badges will be distributed to the host on the cruise down to the Racecourse.
Club Enclosure Definition
The Club Enclosure has the prime position next to the winning post and has a dedicated big screen for all the racing action. With a ticket for this area you can access the Club, Grandstand and Silver Ring Enclosures, Centre of the Course and Paddock Lawn. The Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure are close by and there is also a great choice of bars and wonderful restaurants.

The Fat Duck & Royal Windsor Races

Various Date Options

Monday April 10, 2017 - Monday August 14, 2017

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.

Please note the information on this sheet is designed on a provisional basis only. Package content and timings are subject to change.

PROVISIONAL & SAMPLE PACKAGE CONTENT

  • A welcoming glass of selected Champagne on arrival at the restaurant.
  • Private tables between 2-6 available.
  • 13 course gastronomic set tasting menu.
  • Glasses of specially selected wine per person served with 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.

Final Event Information
Is dispatched approximately a week days prior to the event to your contracted ticket address by Royal Mail Special Delivery or email. Kindly note that Racecourse admission and swing badges will be distributed to the host on the cruise down to the Racecourse.

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.
15:00
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.
17:00 (approx)
Upon arrival at the racecourse you are free to make your way to the club enclosure.
18:00
Racing commences.
21:00 (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.

The Fat Duck’, High St, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ
Please quote the company name and you will shown to your table. Please allow adequate travelling time, as your table has been booked from 11:30, to ensure service is not rushed we ask you to please arrive promptly. To enjoy the full gastronomic tasting menu lunch service will take approximately 3 hours; therefore if you arrive late for your lunch reservation there may not be time to enjoy all the courses on offer.
Maidenhead Steps
Ray Mead Road Maidenhead, SL6 8NP.
Royal Windsor Racecourse Jetty
Guests are advised there may be congestion on the jetty for the return cruise due to peak travelling times, which may cause delays. Maidenhead Rd, Windsor SL4 5JJ.

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. There is no dress code for children under 12 however we do ask parents to ensure their children are dressed smartly. This dress code will be enforced by the Racecourse and access denied to those who do not meet the required standard. Fancy dress, t-shirts, sports attire are not permitted in the Club Enclosure.

Sample Menu
– NITRO-POACHED COCKTAILS: Paloma, Campari Soda, Pina Colada, Vodka Sour.
– A CHANGE-OF-AIR: Aerated Beetroot Macaroon.
– GAZPACHO OF BOTANICALS: Smoked Cumin Royale, Celery Sorbet.
– FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST IN A BOWL: Truffled Egg Mousse, Jellied Tomato Consommé, Bacon and Toasted Bread Cream, Cereals. “
– CLASSIC SAVOURY ICE CREAM: Crab and Passion fruit “99”.
– CORNISH CRAB: Smoked Caviar and Golden Trout Roe, Velouté of White Chocolate and Sea Vegetables.
– A WALK IN THE WOODS: Mushroom, Beet and Blackberry, Scented with Fig Leaf, Meadowsweet, Melilot Oak Moss and Black Truffle.
– BOTRYTIS CINEREA: Saffron, Fenugreek, Citrus, Roquefort, Chocolate, Pear.
– LIKE A KID IN A SWEETSHOP: Oxchoc, Edible Wrapped Caramel, Queen of Hearts Jam Tart, Mandarin Scented Aerated Chocolate.

Allergies/Intolerances/Wheelchair users
Should these be applicable to any of your invited guests, please complete & return the attached guest information grid to eventoperations@imperial.events. The deadline for this information is a minimum of one moth prior to the event.
Final Event Information
Should you wish for your final event information to be sent to an alternative postal or emailed address, please advise us in writing no later than two weeks prior to the event to hayley@imperial.events who will confirm by email once actioned.
Code of Conduct
Please note drunkenness, rowdy, unruly, disruptive behaviour or intimidating other clients and or staff will NOT BE TOLERATED. Imperial Corporate Events, in conjunction with all the third parties we work with, has a behavioural management policy & legal obligation to help provide all clients with an outstanding experience and staff with a safe working environment. Clients deemed under the influence the of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to enter the restaurant, boat or racecourse and will be ejected or disembarked without recompense and the appropriate authorities alerted.

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