One week. Seven Events.

Our annual #DigbethStPats is almost upon us! One week full of quizzes, club nights, Irish heritage and history and of course St. Patrick’s Day Craic. Our famous Guinness village is back once more, but this year it’s joined by a Jameson’s Irish Whiskey beer garden, transforming The Old Crown into the party centre for St. Patrick’s Week! Here’s what we have coming up…

See all our events here.

Kicking things off on Monday, March 11th is our Jameson’s Irish Whiskey tasting session, back by popular demand. Enjoy a two hour masterclass tasting Jameson’s signature Whiskeys with whiskey experts all for free! Meanwhile in the next room we’ll be teaming up with The Mockingbird Cinema for special screenings of Alan Partridge along with a cash prize quiz.

On Tuesday, March 12th we’ll be taking you on a tour of Digbeth’s Irish heritage, looking deep into the history of our home. Meanwhile the one and only Chris Kamara will be hosting a football quiz and Q&A session where you can win a signed trophy and a team photo with Chris Kamara. Unbelievable Jeff!

We’re happy to announce the “sweetest voice in Ireland” Frances Black will be joining us on Wednesday, March 13th with a full live band! The award winning and critically acclaimed artist took the world by storm with tracks ‘Wall of Tears’ and ‘After The Ball’, the latter recorded with Irish band Arcady. Catch her playing at The Crossing down the road from The Old Crown.

Birmingham football legends Paul McGrath and Steve Staunton will hold an exclusive talk on Thursday, 14th March, reminiscing about their career and explaining how they became some of the most high profile names in footballing history. These Q&A sessions always sell out in advance and this event is looking the same way, so don’t miss out!

The real St. Patrick’s festivities start as we get into the weekend… on Friday, March 15th Vice City will be taking over The Old Crown with their usual DJ set of the best in 70s and 80s, sprinkled with the magic of Fleetwood Mac throughout the night! We’re taking advantage of our 10ft screen in the beer garden to show all the action of the Six Nations Rugby on Saturday, March 16th, followed by a live performance by the Holy Show Band!

Finally, on St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday, 17th March) we’ll be joining in the street parties and all day festivities from 11am. Expect live music from The Grandmaster, Ire-Ish, James Reidy, Cassie Phylomena-Smyth and special guest appearance from Lee Mac Ft. Paddy Daddy, Mr Healey and a DJ set from Douglas Castle (Peace).

Tickets for all events Monday – Saturday are available now from Design My Night or Fatsoma (Fleetwood Mac Night) or Eventbrite (Alan Partridge). Tickets for St. Patrick’s Day are £5 and only available on the door. Check out our Facebook page for information on all upcoming events!



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!