Dinner at the Ascot bar, Pennyhill Park hotel

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.

I arrive first and pick the prettiest table placing. It’s beautifully grand and elegant.

Beautiful seating in The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

The room is kinda castle-like, a bit castle-esk. It’s definitely comfortable and I’m happy to be back here after all this time.

Elegant seating at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

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, The Ascot Bar

and my nan was thrilled by the whole thing.

Grandmother proud of her Granddaughter working at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park

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 at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

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

Reading the menu 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.

Elegance at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

The young waitor 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 at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

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

Cocktails at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

I take a walk around the room. Cue the Pride and Prejudice music, or is it Sense and Sensibility? Hold on, isn’t it Emma?

The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

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

The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

The chairs in The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel.

A great ‘bowl’ of champagne bottles looks impressive.

Champagne at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

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

Food at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

Food at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

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

Food at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

I’m happy with mine too.

Happy with the burger at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

Dessert! The ice-creams were exceptional. I probably shouldn’t have eaten quite so much of Charlotte’s.

Desserts at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

and my gooey chocolate and pear pudding, go on have a try it’s so good.

Desserts at The Ascot Bar, Pennyhill Park Hotel

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

Cappuccino with cookies 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 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.

If you’ve enjoyed looking around Pennyhill Park, you may also like a peek at The Barn, Coworth Park.

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