Christmas at The Old Crown

Christmas at The Old Crown is always a special occasion! We make sure to pull out all the stops for our customers, staff and of course the community, so everyone can enjoy the holidays.

On December 23rd staff will be volunteering their time to feed those in need. We will be offering free Christmas dinners and accepting care package donations (backpacks, hygiene products, weather proof clothes etc) to make sure no one is alone this Christmas and that they are prepared for the winter months.

If you want to get involved, we will be accepting donations in the pub from December 12th of:

  • Rucksacks – the larger the better
  • Sleeping bags
  • Unopened toiletries – toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo etc.
  • Wet weather jackets (and trousers) – male/female
  • Male & female socks&trainers

We’re well known for our Sunday Roasts and like to think we make one of the best pub grubs in Birmingham, so we’re sparing no expense on quality or flavour for this year’s Christmas dinner! You can read the full menu here, but the highlights for us are the crispy goats cheese, myrrh fig & orange salad, pan roast salmon fillet and of course the golden crown turkey.

Read the full menu here.

Limited spaces are available, book yours by ringing the pub on 0121 248 1368.

The pub itself has of course been kitted out into Digbeth’s winter wonderland. What was summer’s social hub is now a festive grotto as our beer garden and containers have been adorned with lights, snow, candy canes and more. You never know, Santa Claus himself may stop by for a few drinks in his own grotto soon…

The festivities will continue well after Christmas has been and gone, as MoHo are hosting one last New Year’s Eve bash here on December 31st. For the final time MoHo all star DJs will be hosting The Last Darnce, and its looking like a sell out event. Get your tickets here.

Be sure to keep up to date on all the festivities by liking us on Facebook. From everyone at The Old Crown, we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We’re reopening our gin garden – and this year it’s even bigger!

As part of of our 11 weeks of summer celebrations, we’re opening our (container) doors to bring you a botanical gin haven and an extra special outdoor Digbeth Fanzone for the 2018 Fifa World Cup right in the centre of Digbeth! 

As part of this transformation a new bar will take residence and the garden will also be extended to make room for more summer DJ takeovers, themed quiz nights and our 650th birthday party which will be unlike anything else this side of town.


We’ve been working hard hand picking over 30 of our favourite gins (making sure they all taste just as good as they look…) so you can enjoy the best summery drinks al fresco. Those who aren’t a fan of the juniper stuff can enjoy the refreshing taste of Malibu as the coconut concoction takes over the pub, as well as seasonal handmade cocktails or an Aperol Spritz at the opening party that we’re sure you’ll love!

Some of the wildest independent party brands in Birmingham will host Saturdays outback in our beer garden with brands including: Sum Cellar, The Night Owl, House of Jealous Lovers, Sam Redmore, MOHO, Seedy Sonics and more in charge of your summer soundtrack – meanwhile The Old Crown will be hosting Phoenix nights and Peep Show quizzes with celebrity guests along with weekly Friday night garden parties. 

The Old Crown’s 11 weeks of summer kicks off this Friday and will take place every weekend until Saturday 28th August.

See you there!

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.