We’re going green for St Patricks Week 2018!

St Patricks Week 2018

Yes, that’s right we are lighting ourselves green and transforming the beer garden and courtyard into a Guinness village!

We will be showcasing the best in Irish culture, kicking off the party on March 11th with our annual parade party with a line-up including viral stars Frost Bit Boy and Ire-Ish (creators of The Pogues parody “Fairytale of New Street”) alongside performances from Lampa, Hooley, James Reidy and Mr Spacey (Swim Deep DJ Set).

On Monday March 12th  we will host a one Peaky Blinders Tour, exploring the Irish connection to the Birmingham gang who inspired hit TV show Peaky Blinders, hosted by historian Professor Carl Chin MBE.

The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen get involved on March 13th for a special screening of “The Commitments” based on the Roddy Doyle novel – the first in “The Barrytown Trilogy.”

March 14th sees the return of our literary night featuring Irish poets. There will be free Irish stew on entry. Tickets can be purchased here.

Thursday March 15th sees Irish football legend Paul McGrath host a special evening talking about his historic career and football legacy.

Friday March 16th we host a special coach trip to Cheltenham for the Gold Cup Day, as well as a live screening with bets and live music from Lampa all afternoon

Our week-long festivities will draw to a close on Saturday March 17th with two free events. Attendees can expect live coverage of England V Ireland Rugby on the big screen followed by a special fundraising event with The Holy Show Band and Lampa performing into the night.

For full information and tickets to our St Patrick’s Week celebrations visit www.bit.ly/stpatricksweekOC.

What’s happening in December at The Old Crown

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate the festive season in Birmingham then look no further than The Digbeth Apres Ski Lodge  – Birmingham’s original ski lodge and winter party venue.

The Old Crown and Seasonal Markets events are getting ready to hold the first Digbeth Apres Ski Lodge Party over three weekends in December the 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd.

STANDARD TICKETS COST £12.50 and include reserved seating.

TICKETS FOR GROUPS OF 5 OR MORE WITH FOOD cost £22.50 and include a sharing cheese fondue platter served with a selection of breads, charcuterie, bratwurst, potatoes, pickles and vegetables. PLEASE e-mail alex@theoldcrown.com with your party size and any dietary requirements.

The Old Crown beer garden will be transformed into a magical ski lodge; with pine trees, falling snow, ski racks, piste maps and strings of fairy lights and lanterns. Decked out with all the luxuries of a ski lodge. Cosying up in the heated marquee on the fur-lined benches with a festive cocktail, this venue provides the perfect wintery escape from the cold outside.

Coffee Club: Featured in Birmingham Post Great Places Article


The Old Crown Coffee Club was featured in the Birmingham Post’s ‘Great Places for Coffee article in the 9th April Edition.

It said: “The Coffee Club last year and is one of Digbeth’s gems. Operating alongside the pub, its wooden beams and panels run completely counter to the minimalist stripped down feel that other independents have.”

View the full article over on the Birmingham Post website by clicking here