Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s oldest pub is getting ready to celebrate turning 651 years old. The Old Crown, established in 1368, was the only building left standing after the Battle Of Camp Hill in 1643 and is known for having Queen Elizabeth I stay after on her way back from Kenilworth Castle. Staff and customers of the pub will be celebrating this milestone of a birthday with a party that everyone is invited to.

Based in Digbeth, the award winning pub is known for their eclectic summer events and massive beer garden. Previous events include Digbeth Oktoberfest, St Patricks Week, Summer takeovers from local independent brands including The Night Owl and themed quizzes on sitcoms and TV shows with celebrity guests.

The Old Crown will be holding a birthday party with a BBQ, special cocktails, DJs and prize giveaways starting from 5PM on Saturday 21st September 2019. Guests can register for their free ticket to the birthday and they will receive one of 651 free drinks and be in with a chance of playing party games and winning prizes throughout the evening.

The pub will have vintage Rolls Royce in their beer garden, which will be spray painted by a top UK graffiti artist as part of the celebrations.

The Old Crown has recently been awarded ‘Traditional Pub of the Year’ at the Midlands’ Food Drink & Hospitality awards and was also nominated for ‘Best Beer Garden’ in the Great British Pub Awards 2019.

Tickets to The Old Crown’s 651st birthday are free and available from