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With summer fast approaching and the soft glow of the spring sun beginning to burn through the haze of murky clouds, the time is almost upon us to undertake the most sacred of tasks – finding the perfect beer garden in which to drink beer with your friends and while away the sunny summer afternoons to come!

Indeed, there is something magical and indescribable about a beer garden in summer and locating the perfect match for you can be somewhat of an arduous task. However, word had reached us of a pub situated in the heart of Birmingham, one which seeks to claim the crown for best beer garden.

Welcome to The Old Crown.

Located on High Street (right next door to The Custard Factory), The Old Crown is a beautiful and fantastically diverse pub dedicated to offering patrons everything from coffee and cakes with which to break their fast, to delicious lunch and dinner options, and cask ales and beers to enjoy in the evening under the canopy of their infamous beer garden.

One of the most defining and novel attributes of The Old Crown (apart from it being the oldest pub in Birmingham) is its coffee shop, situated within the pub itself, dubbed ‘The Old Crown Coffee Club’. Indeed, nothing brightens up the morning like a heart-warming cup of coffee and a mouth-watering full English to keep it company – and every morning sees The Old Crown fill up with loyal regulars and new-comers alike looking to while away the morning over a nice hot cup of the good stuff.

Once you’re done with your breakfast, it’s time to move on to lunch – and The Old Crown has you covered yet again (indeed, you could easily just spend the entire day here, with breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks all available in one convenient location).

With pub grub staples set to see you through to dinner time (where you can then order more glorious pub grub staples), feast on the likes of burgers, pizzas, steak sandwiches and more. Washed down with a pint or two, of course. And on a Sunday, they serve one of the best Sunday Lunches in town. It’s one of the city’s worst kept secrets. So, keep it to yourself, yeah?

Indeed, The Old Crown is the perfect place to enjoy a nice pint of cask ale with your friends after a hard day at work or to celebrate the weekend and socialise with like-minded individuals from in and around The Custard Factory. Furthermore, The Old Crown’s fantastic and incredibly popular beer garden allows patrons to spend the afternoon sampling the selection of wonderful pub lunches and the broad range of alcohol The Old Crown has to offer whilst enjoying the fresh outdoors and soaking up some of that ever essential Vitamin D!

So, if you’re a coffee fanatic and love the sound of a hearty breakfast in a unique coffee shop, or you’re a huge fan of hanging out in beer gardens and soaking up the summer rays whilst enjoying a nice cold beer with your friends, then The Old Crown is waiting for you!

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