Getting spooky at The Old Crown

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Brave enough to back yourself or scared at the sight of trivia?

Now the weathers turned and the long nights of Autumn are upon us it can mean only one thing, Halloween is on its way, along with the Old Crown’s annual Halloween pub quiz.

It’s time to dust off the fancy dress cob-webs and put that scarily useless general knowledge to good use. Get out of the elements and into a warm, cosy pub for an evening of testing your credentials across a number of the spookiest subjects you can dare to think of. As always there’s some fang-tastic prizes to be won such as a £50 bar tab, so trick or treat yourself and grab a table.

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If you’ve got it, haunt it

Everybody loves a creative pub quiz team name so be sure to get your thinking caps on. If you need some pointers, have a look here

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#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 all that’s great about St. Patrick’s in Birmingham. From legendary Irish live music acts to quizzes and special celebrity guests, there’s something for everyone.

Get tickets to #DigbethStPats here.

Highland Park Whisky Tasting

Kicking things off on Monday, 9th March are Highland Park with their exclusive whisky tasting event. Highland Park will take you on a journey of some of the best loved and most renowned drams – discussing the production, flavours and history with an official Highland Park representative. Enjoy a drink on arrival and two hours of sampling these luxurious whiskys, all for free entry! Sign up here to get your free ticket.

Father Ted Quiz

Join us as we put our knowledge to the test on Wednesday, 11th March at our Father Ted Quiz – featuring Father Damo and Eoin McLove! Test your knowledge on the hit TV show and all things Irish with this quiz hosted by Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Pat McDonnell (Eoin McLove) featuring comedy sketches and themed prizes. Tickets are selling fast for this, so grab yours quick!

An Evening With Paul McGrath

The Irish footballing legend Paul McGrath is back by popular demand at The Old Crown on Thursday, 12th March. Join in as Paul McGrath discusses his career highlights, explaining how he became one of the most high profile figures in Irish sporting history. This event takes place in our heated outdoor marquee in the Guinness village, with food available on the night. Evening with Paul McGrath always sell out, and this one is shaping up to be the same way, so be sure to grab your tickets now.

Fleetwood Mac Vs Queen

Calling all rock and rollers, Freddie Mercury fans and Fleetwood fanatics, on Friday 13th March we have a treat in store for you! We’ll be playing the best of Queen and Fleetwood Mac for FREE in beer garden with live dancers and more! Fancy dress is heavily encouraged, it’s time to settle who the best rock and roll act of all time is…

 St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser with Goats Don’t Shave

On Saturday, 14th March, we’re excited to announce we have legendary Irish performers Goats Don’t Shave live in our Guinness Village. Forming in 1990 in County Donegal after a trip down the pub, Goats Don’t Shave have come one of the most popular bands Ireland have produced. Hear them perform Irish party classics like ‘Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal’ between the Six Nations Super Saturday screening on our 12ft screens. All ticket money will be going towards the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade fundraiser, to keep one of the biggest St. Patrick’s festivals in Europe on the streets of Brum!

The Big Parade Day Party

Last but by no means least is the day you’ve all been waiting for… The St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party! Everyone knows The Old Crown is the place to be on Sunday, March 15th, as we have some of the best performers in Birmingham on our stage. Jack Banting, The Grandmaster, Cassie-Philomena Smyth, Paddy Daddy ft. Lee Mac and more secret special guests will all be bringing the craic for an all day party. What’s more, Guinness will be providing St. Patrick’s Day treat, including your own selfie on a Guinness stoutie! Remember, there are no advance tickets for our Parade Day Party, so be sure to get down before doors at 11am to secure your spot. See you in the queue…

Advance tickets are on sale for #DigbethStPats over on Design My Night. More information can be found on our Facebook page. See you at The Old Crown for #DigbethStPats. Slainte!

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 well deserved tea breaks, The Old Crown reopened back to the public on Friday, 31st January with what we do best: A huge celebration!

We brought our 652 year old pub up to the 21st century, with homely and cosy furnishings, new look and open plan bar. The cobbles from the pub to the cafe have been knocked through to create more seating and more natural light, as well as restoring 400 year old fireplaces, preserved the 14th century original pub doors and of course that all important lick of paint.

After 652 years of drinking, dining and dancing, the old girl is looking pretty good for her age. We thought it was best to keep the listed building’s charm alive, so don’t worry, we’ve kept The Old Crown’s traditional features we all love, and our iconic beer garden is here to stay!

We’re so happy to have stood the test of time in such an ever-changing area such as Digbeth. We’ve been one of the only buildings left standing after the battle of Camp Hill, had Elizabeth I stay here overnight after a royal ball and seen the Custard Factory change from churning custard to being a vibrant hub of small businesses and creatives to name a few highlights. With vintage shops like Ridding & Wynn and brand new bars NQ64, Chance and Counters, Roxy Ballroom and more Digbeth is becoming more and more vibrant by the day, not to mention our longstanding neighbours Digbeth Dining Club and The Night Owl standing strong!

Looking for a reason to pop down to your favourite local and take a look at the refurb? We have loads of events planned in the coming weeks, as well as of course our #DigbethStPats week. The Old Crown is an Irish pub at heart after all! #DigbethStPats takes place from March 12th – March 15th, or you can always pop down for a pint before then.

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