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. 

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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 am – 10:00 pm
Food service until 6:00 pm

Sandwiches

Our sandwiches come in ciabatta, in three different sizes: Single, Half and Whole. Dine alone, split a half or share a full with friends.

ADD FRENCH FRIES £1.95 / FAT CHIPS £2.45 / SWEET POTATO FRIES £2.95

THE STEAK SANDWICH

Beer soaked beef steak, wild mushrooms, unpasteurised Stilton, meat
juices, aioli & lettuce
Single: £5.95 Half: £9.95 Whole: £16.95

CHEEKY CRISPY COD

With lettuce, tartare, spiced Monterey Jack cheese & lemon
Single: £5.45 Half: £9.95 Whole: £16.95

GRILLED VEGETABLES (VG)

With beetroot houmous, chimmi churri, almond mayo slaw & vegan cheese
Single: £5.45 Half: £9.95 Whole: £16.95

Burgers on Brioche

SERVED WITH FRENCH FRIES
UPGRADE TO FAT CHIPS + 50P / SWEET POTATO FRIES + £1.95

OC Burger

9.25

Beef patty, spiced Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato & onion

TEX MEXICANA

10.45

Double dipped crispy chicken, adobo mayo, red jalapeños, pink onions
& guacamole

BIG PAPPA

14.50

Double up beef patties, spiced Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion & smoked bacon

HALLOUMI VERDE (V)

10.45

Grilled halloumi, kale with smoked almond & basil pesto

CRISPY VEGAN TOFU (VG)

9.95

Crispy fried marinated tofu, shredded spiced slaw & cheese

SURF & TURF WARS

11.95

Beef patty, spiced Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion with crispy fried garlic prawns & lemon alioli

Light Bites

1KG KOREAN CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS

Served with fermented chilli & shredded veg salad
1KG: £9.95 1/2KG: £5.95

1KG BUTTERMILK CHICKEN WINGS

Served with Sriracha slaw
1KG: £9.95 1/2KG: £5.95

CHILLI BEAN POT (VG)

6.45

Served with garlic sourdough

WARM PORK SAUSAGE ROLL

4.25

Served with crackling & relish

WARM VEGETARIAN SAUSAGE ROLL

4.25

Served with vegetarian alternative

ANTIPASTO MISTO

5.95

Cured meats selection

DFC CHICKEN & BACON CAESAR SALAD

6.45

Served with garlic sourdough

CRISPY GARLIC PRAWNS & COD CHEEK SCAMPI

6.95

Served with tartare & lemon alioli

ROAST PUMPKIN SOURDOUGH BRUSCHETTA (VG)

6.95

Served with watercress, pine nut, chilli & raisin cigno
[ADD EXTRA] Innes goats cheese melt + £1.00

Sourdough Stone Baked Pizza

MAKE ANY VEGETARIAN PIZZA VEGAN BY ADDING VEGAN MOZZARELLA & GARLIC OIL £1.45

MARGHERITA (V)

7.95

Napoli style tomato sauce, fresh basil & mozzarella

LATIN BBQ

9.25

Spicy chorizo, smoked crispy bacon, adobo sauce, tequila lime
chicken & mozzarella

GARDEN PIZZA (V)

8.95

Sprouting broccoli, black cabbage, chilli anchoade, Italian cheese, tomato & tarragon

BAKED GARLIC MUSHROOM (V)

8.95

Garlic & herb butter, kale & greens, taleggio cheese & mozzarella

ITALIAN MEAT FEAST

9.25

Italian salami, hot pepperoni, parma ham, Napoli style tomato
sauce, mozzarella & oregano

FIORENTINI (V)

9.25

Baby spinach, garlic butter, parmesan, mozzarella, artichoke hearts
& baked eggs

Pub Classics

STEAK & ALE PIE

10.45

Braised steak & Marston’s ale pie served with mash, greens & proper onion gravy

FISH & CHIPS

10.45

Fresh fillet of fish, fat chips, mushy peas, homemade tartare sauce, salad & lemon

BANGERS & MASH

10.45

Mashed potato, vegetables & red onion gravy

STEAK & ALL THE TRIMMINGS

16.95

Pan seared 8oz sirloin steak served with garlic mushrooms, onion rings, wedge salad, fat chips & peppercorn sauce

BLACK BEAN, PUMPKIN & COCONUT CURRY (VG)

9.95


Trinidadian black bean, pumpkin & coconut curry served with rice,
grilled roti bread & fresh mango salad

Sides

PIZZA GARLIC BREAD

3.75

PIZZA GARLIC BREAD & CHEESE

4.75

FRESH SRIRACHA SLAW

2.95

WEDGE SALAD CROUTONS & DRESSING

3.75

FRENCH FRIES

2.95

FAT CHIPS

2.95

SWEET POTATO FRIES

3.25

CHEESY CHIPS & DIPS

5.95

Bar Snacks

Crispy Chicken Wings by the Kilo

£9.95

Crispy Chicken wings by the kilo, Chipotle BBQ or Chinese salt & pepper

Falafel (V)

£3.95

Beetroot & spice chickpea falafel curry relish & fava dip

House Saussage Roll

£3.00

Daily Flavour -sauces & crispy pig skin

Cod Cheek Scampi

£3.95

Served with lemon & bloody Mary dip

Frittas (V)

£3.45

Goats cheese, herb & blush tomato fritters with basil pesto & leaves

Potato Skins (V)

£8.50 - Double up: £2.00 - bacon: 0.50

Topped with wild mushroom, stilton & Pinenut butter

Croquettes

£8.50

Jimmy's farm smoked pork & Applewood cheese croquettes, smoked paprika aioli

Warm Bread with choice of dip

All £8.50

White bean & rosemary fava
Piquito pepper & feta puree
Marinated stone in olives
Aubergine caviar
Green goddess dip

Warm Breads

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

Marinated Olives

£2.50

White Bean & Rosemary Fava

£2.50

Aubergine Caviar

£2.50

Green Goddess

£2.50

Fetta, Herb & Piquilla pepper Puree

£2.50

Starters

Parsnip Soup (V)

£4.95

With watercress and sage oil.

Crispy goats cheese (V)

£4.95

with myyrh fig & orange salad.

Antipasto Mitso

£5.95

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

Smoked Haddock

£4.95

Smoked haddock and aged cheddar tart.

Mains

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

Duo of beef

£15.50

Braised brisket and traditional roast sirloin

Turkey

£11.50

Traditional roast Norfolk gold Turkey

Gammon

£10.50

Slow roast smoked gammon

Veggie

£9.50

Chestnut, squash and apricot roast

OC Burger

£8.50 - Double up: £2.00 - Bacon: 0.50

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

Halloumi Burger (V)

£8.50 - Double up: £2.00

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

Mexican burger

£8.75

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

Mulled wine poached pear

£3.95

with pistachio crumb

Apple Crumble

£3.95

with custard and ice cream

Dark chocolate torte

£3.95

With Baileys cream

Starters

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

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

Smoked haddock & aged cheddar tart

Mains

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

Desserts

Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Dark chocolate torte with Baileys cream

Mulled wine poached pear with pistachio crumbs (vg)

Lunch

TWO COURSES

£15.95

THREE COURSES

£20.95

Dinner

THREE COURSES

£23.95

TWO COURSES

£18.95

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

News
October 30, 2019

Join us for the Christmas Period!

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September 30, 2019

Halloween at The Old Crown

Spooky season is well and truly here. We’re ready to celebrate Halloween at The Old Crown, and you’re all invited. Come on down and experience… The Nightmare Before Brexit! Get…

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September 12, 2019

The Old Crown turns 651

That’s right people. The Old Crown’s been spinning round the sun for 651 years. Unbelievable isn’t it?  From hosting Queen Elizabeth to being the only building left standing from the…

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