The oldest pub in Birmingham, The Old Crown, has reopened following an extensive renovation.
Established in 1368, The Old Crown is undoubtedly a Digbeth staple. It closed its doors for nearly a month to undergo a cosmetic facelift, opening back up to the public at the end of January.
Despite the modernised makeover, The Old Crown owners have made sure the pub’s traditional features (such as the original wooden beams, iconic well and cobbled floors) have all remained intact.
Exposed brickwork, cosy leather seats and new artwork make up the pub’s fresh design, aiming to bring traditional and modern together. The pub now has a more open plan feel, with more seating indoors as well as the large beer garden.
As well as the cosmetic spruce there’s an updated and more concise food menu, including new dishes plus tweaks to some old favourites. The Sunday roasts remain but most of the Scooby snack sandwiches have been replaced, with mains like vegan curry or pizzas now available instead. You can see the updated menu here.
The steak and Stilton sarni remains though, don’t panic. Monday to Saturday you’ll find classic pub grub like fish and chips and various big burgers, as well as snacking plates including Korean spiced wings and house-baked sausage rolls.
The refurb is lovely and the new menu has plenty to offer if you’re visiting the pub. Open to the public now.
*interior picture provided by the venue.
The Old Crown, Digbeth High Street, Birmingham, B12 0LD
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