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The Crown, Birmingham - pub details


Address: 65 Station Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25614) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Birmingham New Street (0.1 miles), Birmingham Moor Street (0.3 miles), Birmingham Snow Hill (0.5 miles)

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djw - 19 Jul 2014 23:07
You don't go there for the real ale because there isn't any. What this pub does have is a quirky, lively and apparently gay-friendly atmosphere. Saturday nights might not be for the faint-hearted but for a taste of traditional Birmingham life plus some good 1980s reggae from the DJ, it's definitely worth a try.
16jamesdoc - 19 Aug 2013 12:22
Like its namesake on Corporation Street this place should be so much better. It doesn't look much from the outside but inside it seems very welcoming. It's surrounded by restaurants, offices, opposite the station, near other decent pubs that could make it part of a good crawl. It should be buzzing but instead the clientele seem to be the sort that float from dive pub to dive pub selling dubious good from plastic bags.

Somebody should get hold of this place, smarten it up a bit, put a couple of handpulls in and make it worth visiting. Once New St reopens properly this will be the first pub visitors to the city will see and it could be an absolute goldmine.
djw - 6 Jul 2013 22:45
A historic pub apparently, near New Street which in common with much of Birmingham's centre is undergoing an upgrade. Has never had real ale when I have been there which admittedly is limited to two visits, both on karaoke nights. Pub seems friendly enough and in many ways more like a street-corner local than a city centre pub.
Items on the walls inexplicably include a rainbow-coloured picture of David Mach's sculpture "Out of Order" which is to be found 120 miles away in Kingston. This next to a notice about a regular who sadly passed away recently, which suggests that this is a pub which has regulars and where people care about them. Beer was Mitchell and Butler's Brew XI which used to be the beer of custom around Brum before all the pubs, it seems, went over to Mad Goose. They can't all have done. This one hasn't.
rainlight - 1 May 2013 16:27
I just had a few beers in there last night, the first time in about 40 years (I moved out of Brum in the mid 70's) and I'm glad to say I felt right at home. Very little had changed, the gents was smelly and the bar staff friendly, if a little nervous. There was a minor fight which was quickly dealt with, and there was one of the few differences I found; not that there was a fight, those happened regularly, it just happened to be between two lesbians over karaoke rights. What a great old pub. There was even a little old lady sat in the corner with her pint of stout. I'm sure she used to be there in the 60's. The Crown at the back of New Street station is a real part of the old Brummigem I knew as a teenager. Long may it remain so.
AstonKid - 18 Dec 2011 23:43

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