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Area Guide Ascot
Ascot is a small village in the county of Berkshire and is home to the famous Ascot Racecourse. The racecourse is a major part of the village and a lot of Ascotís facilities are based around the track. The village has been home to a variety of famous people over the years, including the legendary John Lennon, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, Wet Wet Wet front man Marti Pellow, and DJ Chris Evans. The area is also close to attractions like Beale Park, the Museum of Reading, Shaw House and Windsor Castle.
Setting up your business here
Ascot has a lot of office space dedicated to businesses and professionals such as accounting and financial service firms, building material suppliers, computer consultants, interior design firms and online marketing agencies. There are a number of marketing consultants and recruitment agencies as well as web design companies in the area. The Ascot Racecourse employs a large number of people, as do the headquarters of Jakks Pacific and the Chartered Institute of Building.
Culture and Entertainment
In the world of entertainment, Ascot has some excellent venues for live music and theatre. Jagz is a popular live-music venue while G-Live is a great place for theatre-lovers. The Slug and Lettuce is the ideal place to catch some stand-up comedy, while Ascot Racecourse puts on popular events throughout the year.
In terms of restaurants, Ascot offers some interesting options such as French cuisine at Coworth Park or traditional British food at The Duke of Edinburgh. Italian cuisine is served at the Pazzia Restaurant & Piano Bar, while Hyns is the place to go to for Chinese and Thai cooking.
Ascot has a strong road-transport network with a number of bus routes connecting the village with other UK towns and cities. Taxis also offer efficient road transport while other means of transport include the mainline railway line, which connects Ascot to the rest of the county.