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Mar 27, 2022

It's just hit midnight on the 27th March 2022, and something strange has just happened, almost out of Back to the Future. It actually happens twice per year in most places, but not everywhere. Some people say 'Spring Forward & Fall Back' to remember the sequence. Figured out what it is yet? 

We have in fact just mysteriously lost 1 hour and your watch / phone has jumped from 01:00 to 02:00. Dont worry, you have not just been abducted by aliens or been thrown into a time warp, It is of course British Summer time.

Although we may not notice anything happen when the event occurs, you will certain...

Mar 17, 2022

Its that time of year again, when we drink stout, wear something green, pin a shamrock to our lapel and possibly even wear a funny hat! It is of course St Patricks Day, every irish person looks forward to the 17th of March to celebrate the patron St of the Emerald Isle. 

It is of course a big deal also around Digbeth which is right in the centre of the traditional irish quarter of Birmingham. Look out for Parades, Irish Dancers, Folk Bands and a lot of Stout drinkers of course. Guinness, Murphy's and O'Haras are a few of our favorites. 

So, just who was the Big Guy? - Well, he lived during the...

Mar 17, 2022

If you fancy making yourself a little tipple to celebrate St Patricks Day this year. Check out our fresh 2022 Cocktail; 

How to Make The Floodgate 'Shamrock Shake'

50ml Creme De Menthe, 50ml Premium Vodka, place into a shaker with ice and you guessed it, get shaking. Pour into a tumbler with a generous portion of fresh clear ice and top with Lucky Charm Marshmallows.Last but not least, sit back and drink. Of course it would not be irish if you did not pour yourself a little Jameson chaser on the side. 

Of course if you would rather get someone else to do it for you, pop into The Floodgate and ...

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...

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