The Crown Inn, Birmingham

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The Crown - - 556505.jpg
The building in 2007
Alternative names
  • The Crown
  • Reflex
General information
Type Public house
Address Broad Street
Town or city Birmingham
Country England
Coordinates 52°28′42″N 1°54′38″W / 52.4782216°N 1.9106478°W / 52.4782216; -1.9106478Coordinates: 52°28′42″N 1°54′38″W / 52.4782216°N 1.9106478°W / 52.4782216; -1.9106478
Completed 1781 (1781)

The Crown Inn is a public house in Broad Street, Birmingham, England.[1] Built in 1781, it was rebuilt in 1883, 1930 and 1991.[1] It is Grade II listed.[2]

It was the brewery tap for William Butler's brewery, which Victorian building survived at the rear of The Crown until 1987.[1]

It sits alongside a Birmingham Canal Navigations canal. and is nestled within the outline of the International Convention Centre.

The sash windows on the first and second floors are from the 1781 building.[1] The architect for the 1883 work was William Jenkins, for the 1930 work, E F Reynolds, and in Alan Goodwin & Associates, who added a west façade described by the architectural critic Andy Foster as "cheap".[1]

Since the early 2000s, it has operated as part of a chain of 1980s themed nightclubs under the name "Reflex".


  1. ^ a b c d e Foster, Andy (2005). Birmingham: Pevsner Architectural Guides. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300107319.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1220278)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 May 2015.

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