Friday, 11 May 2012

Royal Ascot Tips Its Hat to Afternoon Tea in Celebration of Stephen Jones and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Celebrated milliner Stephen Jones has a long standing affiliation with Ascot, and this year we’ve created an exceptional afternoon tea inspired by his stunning designs. Throughout the week of Royal Ascot, afternoon tea will be served in the Royal Enclosure on a chocolate top hat developed by our Executive Head Chef, Steve Golding.

Furthermore, Jones has collaborated with top pastry chef, Simon Jenkins, to create a Diamond Jubilee and Royal Ascot inspired afternoon tea to be served throughout the month of June at Coworth Park, the Dorchester Collection’s luxury country house hotel and spa that is perfectly positioned within 15 minutes of Ascot Racecourse. Sweet treats illustrating British associated icons - such as the Queen’s Crown, a top hat, jockey’s cap and a ladies’ floral hat in Jubilee colours – will be served alongside a glass of champagne and the new, Coworth Park Royal Blend of tea that combines lavender picked from the grounds and a delicate blend of Ceylon, Assam and Darjeeling.

Stephen Jones will also be hosting the annual Coworth Park Hat Salon on Monday 14 May 2012. Bringing his boutique to Coworth Park he will be on hand to offer advice on the best way to choose and wear a hat and the latest 2012 millinery trends.

To book tickets for Royal Ascot, call 0844 346 3000 or visit

For more information on rooms and events at Coworth Park, call 01344 630544 or visit

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