Digbeth Oktoberfest is back at The Old Crown!



Oktoberfest returns to The Old Crown this weekend for its second installment. 

You can expect all the fun of a Bavarian beer hall, with live music in the garden from Heavy Beat Brass Band, delicious German themed street food and steins of tasty German beer. 

Now in its seventh year, Oktoberfest began in 2015 and after a brief stint at the Seasonal Markets, is back where it all began. Originally the world’s biggest folk festival, Oktoberfest is a celebration that attracts millions of visitors each year. Don your lederhosen and come celebrate with us. Prost!


Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect from the menu:

Currywurst Hot Dog: Grilled currywurst sausage, beer onions, homemade curry ketchup with fries // £13 

Plant-based Currywurst Hot Dog: This Isn’t pork sausage, beer onions, homemade curry ketchup with fries // £13

Ham-burg Burger: Premium 60z beef patty, pretzel bun, fresh lettuce, pickles, beer cheese sauce, Hamburg-style sauce with fries // £14

Plant-based Ham-burg Burger: Future farm pea protein burger, potato bun, fresh lettuce, pickles, smoked vegan cheese, Hamburg-style sauce with fries // £14

Roast Pork Knuckle Bap: slow cooked pork knuckle, red cabbage and pickle slaw, apple sauce with fries // £13

Currywurst Loaded Fries: Bratwurst slices topped with homemade curry ketchup and beer onions // £12

Bavarian Fully Loaded Fries: Bratwurst and pork knuckle, beer cheese sauce, crispy onions and sauerkraut // £14



German Haus Lager // Pint £6, Stein £12

Warsteiner // Pint £6.50, Stein £13

Erdinger Dunkel // Pint £7, Stein £14



Jagermeister // 4 for £15 

Schnapps // 4 for £15



Karamell Apple: Toffee vodka, apple juice and Prosecco, finished with cinnamon sugar // £7.50

Oktoberfest Storm: Dark rum with ginger beer, freshly squeeze limes and angostura bitters // £7.50

Black Forest Fizz: Sloe gin, lemon juice, fresh blackberries and tonic // £7.50

German 47: Lemon juice, Monkey 47 gin, elderflower cordial, topped with Prosecco // £8.00

Mulled Wine: spiced mulled wine with a slice of orange // £5.50

Tickets start at just £5. Grab yours here: https://www.designmynight.com/birmingham/pubs/digbeth/the-old-crown/digbeth-oktoberfest-2023-with-live-brass-bands-at-the-old-crown?t=tickets

We’re celebrating our 655 year heritage with a huge birthday party & historical exhibition this week!

It’s hard to believe we’re turning 655 this September, and this year’s birthday party is set to be bigger and better than ever…

We’re not only Birmingham’s oldest boozer, but also its oldest non-secular building. The Old Crown has fought off attacks during the First Civil War from Prince Rupert’s forces – and we’re the only structure still standing after the Battle of Birmingham in 1643. Did you know we’ve also been host to royalty? Queen Elizabeth I stayed at The Old Crown on her way home from Kenilworth Castle in 1575.

Many parts of our original building, including the classic black & white timber frame, are still standing to this day.

655 years later, after being a Guild House, a series of shops and even a school, we’re celebrated as one of Birmingham’s best pubs, with two beer gardens and hundreds of events all year round, including #DigbethStPats celebrations and our annual Summer Programme. Events on this year’s agenda have included a summer street food festival, takeovers from local brands like The Night Owl and Broke N Bone BBQ, celebrity quizzes from The Chase and plenty more.

And on Friday 8th September, as part of Birmingham Heritage Week, we’re so excited to be launching a brand new historical exhibition, curated by Birmingham Award-winning author and historian Professor Carl Chinn MBE. It includes over 50 unseen photos of The Old Crown, and Digbeth throughout history, from our Medieval roots to the present day. It also shows insights into the struggles and successes of our nearly 700 year history. Professor Chinn will be hosting a historical talk at The Old Library on the 8th September, launching the exhibition and detailing his findings. Tickets include a free copy of “The Old Crown, High Street, Deritend”, a brand new booklet written by the Professor.

But it wouldn’t be an Old Crown birthday without a huge party, and on Saturday 9th September, we’ve got amazing street food in the garden, as well as live music from Simon Jnr! Enjoy classics from our everyday menu, tasty street food, and party bags filled with goodies from local businesses.

£15 tickets for An Evening with Carl Chinn on Friday can be purchased here.

Free tickets for our birthday party THIS SATURDAY can be reserved here.

Our historical exhibition will take place inside the pub, and will be free entry for the entirety of Birmingham Heritage Week (8th-17th September). Find out more here.

Our Street Food Summer Party Launches on Saturday 17th June!

The Old Crown Summer Food Festival Launch with Spud Bros and Grounded Kitchen

We’re so excited to be kicking off the summer in the garden again for 2023.

Join us on Saturday 17th June for live music, DJs and of course delicious street food in The Old Crown’s gardens.

Our launch party features tasty food from Spuds and Bros + Grounded Kitchen, alongside DJs Matt Smith and Jordan Lott, live music from Ash Sheehan, themed cocktails and more!

Spuds and Bros will be serving up scrumptious poutine alongside mouth-watering Korean dishes from Grounded Kitchen. Bring the whole family along to the best beer garden in Digbeth to catch some rays and delicious food.

Reserve your free tickets now here: https://www.designmynight.com/birmingham/pubs/digbeth/the-old-crown/the-old-crown-street-food-fest-launch-party