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'The Floodgate 'Dig It' or 'Digbeth It' blog is your one-stop-shop for all things happening in the Custard Factory, Digbeth


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Mar 14, 2022

We have all watched the horrific scenes in Ukraine over the past 3 weeks. A totally unjustifed war that is being waged on an independant soverign nation here in Europe. 

We all take our freedoms for granted and i am sure we are not alone in being thankful for peace here in the UK. It is sometimes the things we dont even think about that can have the most impact. 

The Floodgate stands in solidarity with Ukraine and our thoughts are with all those effected. The Directors have been involed in various donation projects and are currently looking into other activites to help as much as we can.

If yo...

Mar 08, 2022

We have barely had time to relax since the amazing drama at the Winter Olympics only a few weeks ago!

Now it is full steam ahead with the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Team GB are of to an amazing start registering 5 medals on the board; 1 Gold, 1 Silver & 3 Bronze (at time of writing).

We are wishing our team GB curlers the best of luck, Gregor Ewan, Hugh Nibloe, David Melrose, Meggan Dawson-Farrell & Gary Smith.

Our favorite winter sport is back, no prizes to guess what it is.... Curling, of course. The round robin session have been full of exciting action with Team GB just loosing 4...

Mar 01, 2022

As the Beatles once profoundly said, 'Here comes the sun do, do, do'

As I write this from Floodgate Towers, It is the 1st March 2022 and it is officially Spring Time according to the meteorological calendar. Meteorological seasons are instead based on the annual temperature cycle and measure the meteorological state, as well as coinciding with the calendar to determine a clear transition between the seasons. The meteorological seasons consist of splitting the seasons into four periods made up of three months each. These seasons are split to coincide with our Gregorian calendar, making it easie...

Feb 25, 2022

What a ride it has been for Tommy Shelby & Family over the past 9 years

Peaky Blinders came to our screens on the 12th September 2013 and entertained us on our sofas not only up and down the country but across the globe. With an amazing cast including Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy & Helen McCrory (RIP) to name a few, we fell for the Shelby Family.

Episode 1 Season 6 hits our screens on Sunday 27th February at 9pm, so get the popcorn ready and pop that flat cap, baker boy or news boy cap on (optional).

The Floodgate have a special connection to Peaky Blinders, not only does Floodgate Street host th...

Feb 22, 2022

Congratulations to our amazing womens curling team who went to Beijing to win the biggest title of them all, Olympic Gold.

It was estimated that over 700k people tuned in from the UK to watch the match that started around 1am (GMT). Eve Muirhead, Vicky Wright, Jen Dodds, and Hailey Duff took to the ice to face their formidable oponent Japan in the final. 

The road to the final had not been easy, with the team having Covid in December, loosing 4 round robin qulaifying matches and were even 4-0 down in the semi final against Sweden. But when it mattered most they dug deep and delivered some stun...

Feb 15, 2022

All through the noughties there has been an ongoing grape war playing out on bar and dining room tables up and down the country.

Its is of course related to those of you with a fizzy persuasion when it comes to your wine

Team Italy, Team France, Team Dry, Team Sweet and probably another 100 teams to follow. Which bench do you sit on (not the park bench we hope)? 

We are obviosuly impartial here at The Floodgate and we love them so much that we of course keep both ice cold in our fridges, so next time you are in Digbeth why not pop into the most quirky Champagne & Prosecco bar in Birmingham.



Feb 12, 2022

What better way to get 'Love Season' underway than with a brand new exclusive drink the Valentines.

Team Floodgate have been experimenting with our love potion to bring you something Stong, Sweet and smooth (just like your partner) for 2022.

Following The Floodgate new cocktail rule book step one is only ever use premium ingredients, thats why we have gone with the one and only AU Red Cherry, combined with Disaronno, Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice & Apple Juice. A true tastebud extravaganza. Before you ask, ofcourse it is finished of with a 'Cherry on Top' (pun totally intended).

So get down to t...

Feb 12, 2022

After the huge success of our very own Bleachers Beer that we launched back in 2019 Team Floodgate have been working away in the background on a new draught offering for 2022. You could even say we have been comparing apples with apples (drum roll please). 

With that in mind and as spring and summer is just around the corner (aka cider season) we are very pleased to annouce PitPat Press Cider which is now flowing freely at The Floodgate. Coming in at a refeshing 4.5% abv it is a medium dry cider with no artificial flavours or sweeteners.

So next time you are around the Custard Factory in Digbe...

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