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An Out Of This World Cosmic Disco is coming to Digbeth this New Year’s Eve

Strap on your space helmet and get ready to ring in the new year at the Digbeth Disco In Space at The Old Crown. Sunday 31st December sees Birmingham’s oldest pub transform itself into an intergalactic discotheque for one night, and one night only. Tickets are on sale now via Design My Night.

The Old Crown is renowned in Birmingham for putting on some incredible events, be it a pub quiz hosted by Shaun Wallace from The Chase or an immersive circus-themed birthday party. This New Year’s Eve it’s no different, be prepared to teleport out of this world at the Digbeth Disco In Space.


You can expect two rooms of DJs spinning the very best disco, funk & boogie spanning across the bar and into the heated beer garden. There will also be drag hosts, a cosmic dance-off and the highly anticipated countdown to Midnight. Be sure to get your best clobber on too as there are prizes going for the best fancy dress if you feel like going full monty.

Tickets are on sale now from £5 via Design My Night, book here.

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.

Birmingham’s newest street food festival is headed to The Old Crown this summer!

Introducing…

💥 THE OLD CROWN FOOD FEST 💥

We are so excited to be bringing you four weekends of live music, DJs and of course tasty street food from some of the UK’s best vendors this summer in a FREE ENTRY FESTIVAL!

We’re kicking off with our Launch Party on Saturday 17th June, featuring poutine experts Spuds and Bros, alongside Grounded Kitchen providing delicious Korean-inspired eats…

Reserve your free tickets

Then on Saturday 1st July, we’re celebrating Independence Day with our Burger Party! We’ve got the amazing Boo Burger serving their famous Angus beef patties. And after an amazing showing at our Coronation Party, we had to bring back Juke Burger for their brightly coloured, juicy burgers.

Get your free tickets here

And on Saturday 8th July, we’ve got the one and only TIERRA TACOS in the garden all day, with frozen Margaritas on the menu too!

Free tickets available here

Finally on Saturday 15th July, we’re going out with a bang on our Closing Party, with mouth-watering eats from Zindiya and Good Food Cartel.

Free tickets can be reserved here

All of these events are completely free entry, make sure to reserve your tickets through Design My Night.