The Old Crown

The Old Crown is Birmingham’s oldest secular building and has existed since 1368. Having stood the test of time during the English civil war the pub now stands proud in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham’s thriving creative quarter. It acts as a central hub to the Digbeth community and is a landmark for our city. The pub has recently been renovated in January of 2020, come and have a look at our makeover!

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Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Food service until 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 1:00am

Food service until 9:00pm on Friday & 8:00 pm on Saturday

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Food service until 6:00 pm

Light Bites

Homemade Sausage Roll & Piccalilli


Korean crispy chicken wings


Fried chicken wings served with a spicy red pepper sauce

Vegan Chilli Bean Hot Pot (VG)


Our deliciously rich vegan chilli. Served with a freshly made flatbread

Cod Cheek Scampi


Served with marie rose sauce on baby gem lettuce

Pub Classics

DFC Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad


Served with sourdough croutons, pecorino, romaine lettuce and chopped bacon

Steak sandwich


Sliced rump with stilton, fresh aioli, grilled garlic mushrooms with fat chips

Trinidadian black bean, sweet potato & coconut milk curry (V)


Served with steamed jasmine rice, grilled naan bread and fresh mango salad

Hobson’s Steak & ale pie


Shortcrust pastry, braised diced steak served with lashings of gravy, mash and seasonal veg

Fish & Chips


Beer battered cod, mushy peas, katsu curry sauce


All burgers are served on a brioche bun with smoked salt fries. Add a double patty for £3

OC Burger


Beef patty, streaky bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, gherkins, mayo, French mustard

*New* DFC chicken burger


Fried chicken, pickled ginger, spring leaf and thousand island sauce

Scorched Halloumi (v)


Fried halloumi, pickled chillies, lettuce, tomato, red onion and thousand island sauce

Fillet O’ Fish


Deep fried battered cod fillet, lettuce, tomato, onion & jalapeño tartare sauce


All our pizzas are tomato and mozzarella based. Make any vegetarian pizza vegan by adding vegan mozzarella £1.50

Margherita (V)


Mozzarella, Napoli style tomato sauce and fresh basil

Pepperoni & chorizo


Hot pepperoni, chorizo, mozzarella, Napoli style tomato sauce and oregano

Parma ham


Italian parma ham, pecorino, mozzarella, Napoli style tomato sauce and olive oil

Goats Cheese & Caramelised onion


Goat cheese, caramelised onions, rocket, balsamic and Napoli style tomato sauce

The O.C.


Black pudding, baked eggs, mozzarella, jalapeños, Napoli style tomato sauce

Anchovy & Capers


Dinosaur kale, capers, anchovy, black olives, Napoli style tomato sauce and mozzarella

Four Cheese


Mozzarella, gorgonzola, pecorino, goat cheese and Napoli style tomato sauce

Spicy Garden Pizza (vg)


Whipped & smoked tofu & jalapeño and Napoli style tomato sauce


Fresh sriracha slaw (v)


French fries & smoked salt (VG)


Fat chips & smoked salt (VG)


Garlic pizza bread (v)


Tomato, basil, red onion, olive oil & ponzu soy sauce (v)


Add cheese (V)




Add vegan mozzarella (VG)



Gingerbread and buttermilk ice cream sandwich (V)


Salted caramel cheesecake Slice (V)


Warm Breads

A selection of warm breads with herd butter and your choice of the following.

Marinated Olives

White Bean & Rosemary Fava

Aubergine Caviar

Green Goddess

Fetta, Herb & Piquilla pepper Puree


Parsnip Soup (V)

With watercress and sage oil.

Crispy goats cheese (V)

with myyrh fig & orange salad.

Antipasto Mitso

A selection of cured meats, warm bread and red onion chutney.

Smoked Haddock

Smoked haddock and aged cheddar tart.


All of our roasts are served with roast root vegetables and gravy

Duo of beef

Braised brisket and traditional roast sirloin


Traditional roast Norfolk gold Turkey


Slow roast smoked gammon


Chestnut, squash and apricot roast

OC Burger

Beef patty drippy cheese, lettuces, tomato & onion comes with chips and slaw

Halloumi Burger (V)

Crispy fried halloumi, white bean & rosemary fava, fried green tomatoes, avocado smash & lettuces

Mexican burger

Buttermilk chicken breast with nachos, guacomole, fresh salsa, sour cream, cheese, lettuce & jalapenos.
Lunch Desserts

Mulled wine poached pear

with pistachio crumb

Apple Crumble

with custard and ice cream

Dark chocolate torte

With Baileys cream


Parsnip soup, watercress & sage oil (v) (vg)

Crispy goats cheese, myrrh fig & orange salad (v)

Smoked haddock & aged cheddar tart


Traditional roast Norfolk gold turkey

Served with all the trimmings, seasonal vegetables & roast potatoes

Chestnut, squash & apricot roast (v) (vg)

Served with all the trimmings, seasonal vegetables & roast potatoes

Pan roast salmon fillet

Served with brussel sprouts, crème fraiche, cabbage, soft herbs & hazel dressing


Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Dark chocolate torte with Baileys cream

Mulled wine poached pear with pistachio crumbs (vg)












One week. Seven events. Our annual St Patrick’s Week celebrations are almost upon us. Now in our fifth year we’re gearing up for our biggest celebration yet. We’ve got talks from Paul McGrath, the stars of Father Ted, Irish legends ‘Goats Don’t Shave’ performing live and more than enough of the black stuff for you all. Come and be a part of it. Sláinte! 🍻

Come in and eat with us

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Food service until 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 01:00am

Food service until 8:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunday menu service until 6:00 pm, come early though, once it's gone, it's gone!

Come and stay with us

Room #1

The Old Crown, winner of ‘best traditional pub’ at the 2019 Midland Food and Drink Hospitality Awards, has 10 bedrooms and 1 apartment available to book. Built in 1368 it is Birmingham’s oldest inn with Queen Elizabeth I staying here in 1575 on her way home from Kenilworth Castle. Having stood the test of time during the English civil war the pub now stands proud in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham’s thriving creative quarter.

Rooms are individually decorated with a mix of en-suite and shared bathrooms. Facilites include: TV, tea & coffee, towels and free wifi. Although we do not have on-site parking, there are a number of local car parks (2 located on the High Street, visible from the hotel), feel free to enquire with us for more details or directions.

The pub has a restaurant which is open for residents from 8AM – 9PM everyday. There are various local eateries a short walk away and award winning purveyors of street food, Digbeth Dining Club, takes place just two minutes away. We are situated a 10 minute walk from Birmingham city centre and many local attractions are within easy reach.

Book a room or send us an enquiry via e-mail

March 4, 2020

#DigbethStPats is back for 2020!

It wouldn’t be The Old Crown without St. Patrick’s Day, and this year its bigger, better and more Irish than ever! Throughout one week in March, seven events will celebrate…

January 31, 2020

The Old Crown is back!

In January 2020, The Old Girl had a bit of a facelift, with the first renovation to Birmingham’s oldest pub in 20 years. After all the building, painting, decorating and…

October 30, 2019

Join us for the Christmas Period!

Festive feeling is creeping in – and we’re ready for it at The Old Crown. Get ready as Digbeth’s favourite beer garden is transformed into a winter wonderland once again…

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