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The Old Crown, Deritend - pub details

Address: 188 High Street, Deritend, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0LD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8634) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bordesley (0.3 miles), Birmingham Moor Street (0.6 miles), Birmingham New Street (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 17 users)
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Characterful old pub, with a friendly welcome. Only three real ales. The Peeky Blinder was very well kept. Beer (especially imported lagers) on the pricey side - but that seems to be the way of Digbeth and Deritend these days. In contrast, the food is excellent vale and served in hearty portions. The bacon, cabbage and colcannon was superb! 9/10.
wobblybob - 6 Sep 2017 23:05
Use to use it regularly. Not anymore. Better pubs with better service nearby. Can do without the absence of enough staff on mid-week evenings.
RLC - 9 Dec 2016 14:03
In all honesty I would struggle to recommend the Old Crown. I often find it unfriendly even though it regularly attracts a noisy boisterous crowd. The service is rudimentary and the choice of three cask ales uninspiring, Hobgoblin, Pedigree etc. A visit on the hottest night of the year so far made the pub feel humid and sticky with the toilets smelling less than fresh. Although the pub attracts visitors far and wide, often for historical reasons yet I've often questioned whether this is Brum's oldest pub or a pub currently in the oldest building. There is a difference, but I welcome clarification. The interior now has the odd nod to the spirit of the age, floral patterned walls and regulation quirkiness, but generally it's a mish mash. Very popular so obviously has attractions I can't see but I seldom include it in any Digbeth crawl. Just about notches 5/10.
ILooklikeme - 20 Jul 2016 17:26
Large and warren-like pub serving a couple of real ales and doing food during the week and Sunday roasts. Very quiet of a Sunday evening so much so that they closed early because there was (almost) nobody in there. Must be nice when it's busier though.
rainlight - 2 May 2014 08:28
Went because I had read it was Birmingham's oldest building. Got there at 11:54 and waited a few mins for it to open. Not much in the choice of real ale (hobgoblin and marstons) so went for an American IPA called Shipbuilder. It was pretty good. Food was very reasonably priced as well.

I would come back.
Mappiman - 9 Dec 2013 21:31

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