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.

View our menu here and be sure to keep up to date with The Old Crown on our Facebook page.


Join us for the Christmas Period!

Festive feeling is creeping in – and we’re ready for it at The Old Crown. Get ready as Digbeth’s favourite beer garden is transformed into a winter wonderland once again just in time for you to hear them sleigh bells ringing. As that winter air creeps it’s way on in, get your festive feeling coming fresh from the Old Crown.

So what can you expect from Christmas at The Old Crown?

By now you’ve all heard about our legendary roast dinners, these badboys are getting something of a reputation! Right from the heart of Digbeth, throughout December, we’ll be serving up our Christmas special edition. With some festive inspired changes to tempt any scrooge into asking for more gravy, you don’t want to miss a seat at this table.

We welcome many far-and-wide to The Old Crown during the festive season, however places tend to fill up quick!  If you want to join us for Xmas dinner throughout December, you can book by either calling 0121 248 1368 or emailing eliza@theoldcrown.com.

On top of that, we’ve got a whole heap of festive drinks and special menu options to get you in the Christmas spirit early and as always we’ll be hosting a range of seasonally themed events to keep your winter weekends just exciting as our glorious summer. Stay tuned!

Halloween at The Old Crown

Spooky season is well and truly here. We’re ready to celebrate Halloween at The Old Crown, and you’re all invited. Come on down and experience… The Nightmare Before Brexit!

Get your Theresa May dancing shoes ordered in time for our Brexit Ball and monster mash your way across The Old Crown dance floor. We want to see serious costumes. Killer BoJo’s and zombie Tony Blair’s reaping the streets of Digbeth. The best costume we see on the night will be winning a special prize… there’s lots of room for creative entries here!

We’ll be bringing down some of our favourite local DJ’s to guide us on our way through the night, and you bet we’ll be offering a bunch of killer drinks deals and exclusive cocktails to get the party started. Who knows what those pesky politicians put in the punch?

With a whole host of wacky games to add on top of all this, you can bet the Nightmare Before Brexit will be one crazy night. Watch out for the Brexit Bobbing. It’s going to be a riot.

Entry is free so come one and come all. RSVP to our Halloween Brexit ball.