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

The Old Crown welcomes its 32nd monarch this May with a free entry family-friendly party!

You heard it right, this Coronation Day (Saturday 6th May) is the day we’re hosting our ROYALLY OLD CROWN coronation party!

We all know from our 654th Birthday Party and #DigbethStPats that there ain’t no party like an Old Crown party…

So don’t miss out on our free family-friendly event, with live music + DJs in the garden all day, including local legend Ash Sheehan…

Plus, we’ve got MOUTH-WATERING street food served up some of your favourite local brands and new favourites…

Our first trader is House of Wingz!

They’ll be serving up the finest chicken wings, burgers, tenders and more, with all dietary requirements taken care of. You DEFINITELY won’t go hungry as we celebrate King Charles III’s accession with the tastiest street food around.

We’ve got more food traders and live acts to be announced, make sure you keep an eye on our socials as we’ll be announcing more very soon…

Don’t miss out, reserve your free tickets here.

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ITV’s Chasers are coming to The Old Crown to test your quizzing skills!

This April, we will be playing host to stars of the hit ITV quiz show, The Chase! Shaun Wallace (AKA The Dark Destroyer) and Mark Labbett (AKA The Beast) will both be heading to Digbeth to host their very own quizzes. 

On Thursday 6th April, Shaun Wallace, ITV’s first-ever Chaser, will be making his return to The Old Crown for his third quiz at the famous pub. He’ll be testing your knowledge of everything from music, and pop culture to general knowledge and everything in between. Book your tickets here now!

Two weeks later on Wednesday 19th April, the infamous Beast AKA Mark Labbett will be taking centre stage and hosting the ultimate pub quiz. Prizes will include the chance to go head-to-head with The Beast himself plus free bar tabs, The Chase-themed treats and lots more! Book your tickets here!

Tickets for both quizzes are on sale over on Design My Night. There is a maximum of 6 members per team and tickets need to be purchased per team. 

Think you’ve got what it takes to beat The Chasers? In the words of Bradley Walsh himself, come and have a go if you think you’re clever enough!  

Other quizzes coming up at The Old Crown… 

  • The Eurovision Quiz – Wednesday 3rd May – Tickets
  • The Shrek Quiz – Wednesday 17th May – Tickets