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.