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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day for a week with The Old Crown
The Old Crown celebrates its annual week-long of celebrations, #DigbethStPats.
Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown is bringing its St. Patrick’s festivities back the fourth year during March 2020 with a whole host of events, as part of #DigbethStPats. Situated on the heart of the St. Patrick’s parade route and on the bustling Digbeth high street, The Old Crown will celebrate its Irish heritage with five events throughout March, including a fundraiser to help save the celebrated parade.
Festivities kick off on Monday 9th March with a Highland Park Whisky Tasting, featuring a talk with a whisky expert and whisky samples.
On Wednesday 11th March stars of Father Ted will be hosting the Big Fat Irish Quiz. Sponsored by Guinness, Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Pat McDonnell (Eoin McLove) will take over Birmingham’s oldest pub to test guests on their Irish and general knowledge for prizes.
Thursday 12th March Irish sporting legend Paul McGrath will take part in a talk about his life and career, with chances for people to speak to the sports star
Then on Friday 13th March the pub celebrates two musical greats with a Fleetwood Mac Vs Queen night – filling the vibrant outdoor space with DJs, dancers, VS battles and visuals until late.
Bringing the craic to #DigbethStPats will be the celebrated Irish group Goats Don’t Shave, performing their famous Trad Irish tunes during the Six Nations Rugby Super Saturday on Saturday 14th March. Since forming in a pub in 1990, Goats Don’t Shave are one of the biggest bands Ireland have ever produced. All ticket money will go towards the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade fundraiser, raising money to fund one of the biggest St. Patrick’s parades in the world.
Last but not least, The Old Crown has a full day of live music and craic planned for Sunday 15th March during and after the St. Patrick’s Parade. Jack Banting, The Grandmaster, Cassie Philomena-Smith, Paddy Daddy ft Lee Mac and more secret guests fill the stage in The Old Crown’s garden marquee from 11am until late.
Established in 1368, The Old Crown was recently renovated, bringing Birmingham’s oldest pub into the modern age. The dining area is now open plan, with modern furnishings, artwork and that all-important lick of paint. Meanwhile, in the bar, a 400-year-old fireplace has been restored and the original doors have been protected, to keep the traditional features of the grade II listed building standing strong.
Tickets for #DigbethStPats events can be found on DesignMyNight at designmynight.com/birmingham/pubs/digbeth/the-old-crown or purchased on the door.
Follow The Old Crown on Twitter at twitter.com/oldcrownbham