The Hinds Head & Royal Windsor Races

Various Date Options

Royal Windsor Races Summer 2017

The Michelin Star Hinds Head Bray is currently undergoing a lavish refurbishment, reopening on Thursday 20th April 2017, Imperial clients will be amongst the first to experience the opulent renovation. The Hind’s Head will continue to celebrate British cooking and the eclectic style that it’s known for. The historic features and integrity of the building will be conserved in the remodelled ground floor restaurant.

After a gastronomic tasting menu our guests will take a return river cruise from near Maidenhead Bridge, aboard a selection of vessels to the picturesque Royal Windsor Races.

Kindly note this sheet was created using provisional information therefore package content and timings are subject to change.

PROVISIONAL & SAMPLE PACKAGE CONTENT

  • A welcoming glass of selected wine on arrival at the Hinds Head.
  • Six course set gastronomic tasting menu.*
  • 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 Hinds Head Restaurant, Bray to Maidenhead Steps.
  • Return traditional river cruise to Royal Windsor Races from Maidenhead steps.
  • Half a bottle of selected champagne per person, served with light afternoon tea on the outbound cruise.
  • Race cards (1 per 2 guests booked).
  • Racing post 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.

*Please note that due to the nature of the refurbishment at the Hinds Head, guests may be accommodated over a number of tables adjacent to one another.
**All talent is subject to final availability.

Further Information

Guests are invited to make their way to Heston Blumenthal’s Restaurant ‘The Hinds Head’ (High Street, Bray, Berkshire, SL6 2AB).
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 3 hours, therefore if you arrive late for your lunch reservation there may not be time to enjoy all the courses on offer.

11:45
Upon arrival you will be offered a welcoming glass of wine. Please quote company name used at time of booking and invited upstairs for the Q&A session.
11:50
Q&A session commences.
12:00
Guests are invited to take their seats downstairs. A six course set gastronomic tasting menu commences accompanied with 3 glasses of specially selected wine per guest.
15:00
Guests depart restaurant for coach transfer to Maidenhead steps where you will embark the vessel.
– Should you have driven to the restaurant, we would encourage you to follow the coach & park your vehicle. Kindly note the coach cannot wait for late arrivals. Should guests miss the coach transfer they are asked to organise their own travel arrangements to the Maidenhead Steps/Royal Windsor Racecourse at their own expense.
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.
– Please note the arrival time at the racecourse is an approximation, travel time can be effected by locks & river boat traffic.
17:30 (approx)
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.
17:50
First race commences.
20:20
Last race commences. Make your way back to boat where a buffet dinner will be served with selected beers, wines and soft drinks.
22:20 (approx)
Arrive back at Maidenhead Steps and all guests depart.

The Hinds Head, High Street, Bray, West Berkshire SL6 2AB.
If guests choose not to take advantage of the one way coach transfer, please use the below address as a guide. Jenners Riverside Café is located directly opposite Maidenhead steps.
Jenners Riverside Café
Riverside Gardens Park on Ray Mead Road, SL6 8NP.
Parking
The boat will return in the evening & disembark at Maidenhead Riverside Steps, opposite Jenners Cafe, Riverside Gardens car park on Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8NP. Please note that the 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. This is a pay and display car park, approximately a 10 minute stroll along the river’s edge to Riverside Gardens.

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.

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.
Code of Conduct
Please note drunkenness, rowdy, unruly, disruptive behaviour or intimidating other clients and or staff will not be tolerated. ICE 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/under the influence of drugs will not be permitted into Hinds Head/onto the boat/into the racecourse & will be ejected by security without recompense.
Jetty
Guests are advised there may be congestion on the jetty for the return cruise due to peak travelling times, which may cause delays.
Sample Menu Hinds Head
Pea & Ham Soup, Scotch Egg – Artichoke Tart, Breakfast Radish & Truffle, Tea-Smoked Salmon with Sour Cream & Soda Bread – Cumberland Pie, Beef Tendons & Oyster Leaf, Green Beans & Pickled Shallots – Lemon Cheesecake with Biscuit Ice Cream – Coffee & Petit Fours.

Allergies/Intolerances/Wheelchair users
Should these be applicable to any of your invited guests, please complete & return the attached guest information grid to t.evans@imperial.events. The deadline for this information is three weeks prior to your event date.
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.

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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