Celebrate 300 years of Ascot at Coworth

Celebrate 300 years of Ascot at Coworth

Celebrate 300 years of Ascot at Coworth Park with edible and wearable hats.

Coworth Park, the Dorchester Collection’s country house hotel and spa, will be offering guests a number of ways to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Royal Ascot, including hat-inspired afternoon tea, hat cakes and the chance to wear a Coworth Park inspired headware by the celebrated milliner Stephen Jones OBE.

Occuring every year during the third week of June, Royal Ascot is known as the social event of the summer for both equestrian- and fashion-lovers.

The Ascot 300th Anniversary Afternoon Tea at Coworth Park is a collaboration between Jones and Chef John Campbell. The hat-inspired tea cakes will be accompanied by afternoon tea or champagne.

But the bite-size hat-cakes are not the only delectable treats on offer though. Full size ‘Ascot Cakes’ are also available for those who want to take the treats home with them. Presented in a hat box for added effect, each cake costs ?75.

There is also a chance to wear a hat, rather than eat it. Stephen Jones is offering guests at the hotel the chance to borrow one of his creations for the races from his Coworth Park Couture Collection, as worn by designer Jasmine Guinness in 2010.

The collection is inspired by different aspects of the hotel and spa, for example, ‘The Royal Ascot’ represents the rich equestrian heritage of the hotel through a lacquered straw modern top hat with a snood, veil and a blush honeysuckle. The other hats in the collection include ‘the Park,’ ‘The Decor Hat’ and ‘The Spa.’

The Ascot 300th Anniversary Afternoon Tea is priced from ?26.00 per guest (or ?39.00 for champagne afternoon tea) and will be available from Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th June 2011.
Deluxe rooms at Coworth Park are priced from ?480 excluding VAT, over Ascot dates and Suites start from ?555 excluding VAT. Tickets to Ladies Day can be secured on request, subject to availability.

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