The Old Crown undergoing major renovation and reopens January 25th!

The well loved and iconic pub is set to reopen to the public next week but will be marking the celebrations on the weekend of Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February, after a modern renovation to Birmingham’s Oldest Pub.

Established in 1368, The Old Crown is a staple of Digbeth’s nightlife, hosting everything from St Patrick’s parties to summer takeovers, world cup celebrations with a giant screen in the garden and birthday shindigs. The pub briefly closed its doors this month to undergo a facelift, opening back up to the public at the end of the month with a prestigious celebration.

The Old Crown will be going back to its Irish heritage, with musician Ash Sheehan (The Twang) performing his upbeat trad, Irish and acoustic covers. Guests who would like to experience the all new Old Crown can sign up for a free ticket via Eventbrite at

Despite the modernised makeover, The Old Crown owners have made sure the pub’s traditional features, such as the original wooden beams, distinctive well and cobbled floors will remain in tact. Exposed brickwork, cosy leather seats and regal paintings make up the new pub’s design, bringing traditional and modern together to make a brand new drinking and dining experience. The pub is now more open plan, with even more seating for the tenants of Digbeth and beyond.

Matt Deakin, manager of The Old Crown, said:

We are all really excited for everyone to see all the hard work gone into refurbishing The Old Crown. We’ve made sure to keep that 14th century charm everyone knows The Old Crown for, but we’ve given The Old Girl a face lift to make sure people can enjoy her for many more years to come.

The Old Crown recently celebrated its 651st birthday, inviting the local Digbeth community to celebrate with DJs, goody bags and more. Before closing its doors for the refurb, The Old Crown had a drive for the less fortunate, offering free Christmas meals to those in need and giving care packages of clothes and food to get people through the winter.

The Old Crown reopens from Jan 25th but the weekend celebrations are on Friday. 31st February from 6pm. Tickets available via Eventbrite.