Dinner at the Ascot bar, Pennyhill Park hotel

Rather than eating in one of the Pennyhill Park hotel’s restaurants, we decided a slightly more relaxed dinner at the Ascot Bar was needed. My daughter, Charlotte, used to work in the Ascot Bar in Pennyhill Park Hotel when she was at college. Gosh, we’re talking 5 years ago already!

So, now we return, both customers, both hungry after a long day and both ready to let our hair down and have a giggle.

The bar menu is fairly limited but has choices that will please most.

I arrive first and pick the prettiest table placing. The table is pretty small but the chairs look comfy!

The room is beautifully grand and elegant.

Beautiful Seating. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Pretty and comfortable seating.

Elegant Room. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

The room is full of character.

This was five years ago when my beautiful daughter served us coffee and cake. My husband, who was very proud, left her a giant tip that day…

Pennyhill Park. Dinner At The Ascot Bar.

My daughters first job was here!

and my nan was thrilled by the whole thing.

Grandmother Proud Of Her Granddaughter Working At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park

My nan was so proud.

Time passes so quickly and I feel very lucky to still have my daughter close. We checked out the menu which is limited, but pretty much has what you need: burgers, fish and chips and the like.

Reading The Menu. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Small dinner menu but nice choices.

Awww yes, a loaded Boar burger and sweet potato chips, that’s for me.

Choosing From The Menu. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

I love the elegance and quality of this place. It’s a bit old school in a way, but in a way that you know and feel safe with.

Elegant Table Setting. Dinner at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Elegant tableware.

The young waiter was a star and helped me chose the perfect cocktail. I actually wouldn’t have gone for it (simply couldn’t imagine it’s flavour) but it was perfect for my tastes. Clever dude.

Drinking Cocktails. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Quality cocktails.

Yes, I’m a lightweight and yes, the food will get here soon (my daughter checked).


Pennyhill Park.


I take a walk around the room. I decide I really like it. The room is both feminine and masculine, comfortable and rather grand all at the same time.

Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel. The Room.

The Chairs. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

A great ‘bowl’ of champagne bottles looks impressive.

Champagne. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Champagne bucket.

But no more alcohol for me, dinner has arrived and it’s time to tuck in.

Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Fish and chips.

Mains. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Boar burger and sweet potato chips.

Are you happy with yours baby? That’s a yes.

Battered Fish. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Giant battered fish.

I’m happy with mine too. It was juicy and flavoursome.

Giant Burger. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Giant burger!

Dessert! The ice-creams were exceptional. I probably shouldn’t have eaten quite so much of Charlotte’s. But she’s been bought up with me ‘sharing’ her desserts.

Desserts. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.


The gooey chocolate and pear pudding had a molten middle, it was excellent.

I can just squeeze in a coffee. It turns up with 2 fresh cookies.

Cappuccino With Cookies. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.


I remember these, says Charlotte! When I worked here they used to give us these to keep us going. I love these cookies!

Cookies. Dinner At The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

It’s lovely that when so much changes in your children’s lives, somethings stay the same! I love my little cookie muncher.

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  1. Andy Kelly
    March 27, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Brilliant! brought a tear to my eye!!

  2. March 27, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    That evening must have been amazing. Just brilliant 🙂

    • March 29, 2015 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you Moritz it really was! My daughter and I are really close and we love spending time together. The Ascot bar is a great place!

      • March 29, 2015 / 8:27 pm

        Sounds great. It’s always great to see families that stick together that much 🙂

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  11. Andy
    November 16, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Love Pennyhill!! It’s been a while! We must be due a Cocktail or 2?? 😉