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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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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...

Jan 29, 2022

There are not too many better endorsements out there in the leisure & tourism space than the one and only Lonely Planet

We are super excited for 2022 now that Floodgate Street & one of our resident artists have been included in 'The 15 most fun things to do in Birmingham'.

In our opinion this is long over due (obviously we are bias) as we love the Custard Factory in Digbeth and think Floodgate Street is the top on the pops. 

So dont take our word for it, listen to Lonely Planet and get your fine selves down to Floodgate Street to check out The Floodgate and discover not only the best Cocktails...

Jan 25, 2022

Whats Up Birmingham,

It will be no suprise that we love our social media here at The Floodgate, If you are partial to a Tweet, then make sure you follow us on our official account below. 

Twitter : Tfloodgate

Any questions be sure to drop us an email at bookings@thefloodgate.co.uk

Jan 24, 2022

Happy January Birmingham,

Now that the final covid restrictions seem to be finally ending, we will all hopefully start emerging from what seems like a very long hibernation.

The winter months can be hard for many reasons, its cold, its dark and its damp. Most of us also had next to no Christmas Parties in 2020 & 2021 (unless your name is Boris Johnson). However we are here to tell you there is light at the end of the tunnel (quite literaly). You may have noted this week that the sun is hanging a little bit longer in the sky and the light is staying a tad longer, almost enough for some after wo...

Jan 17, 2022

What is the most important utility of the 21st Century?

It is more common for house movers to order Broadband/WIFI before they even consider contacting their gas or electricity provider. It truly is a sign of the times; we are a data hungry bunch. Whether it be social media such as Instagram, Facebook (Meta), Twitter or content such as Sky Sports to watch the football or just good old BBC news to catch up on the day.  

For our data hungry brains to get our dopamine fix, we obviously need to invite a 2nd guest to the party, it is of course...... you guessed it.... Electricity.  

If you are luck...

Jan 13, 2022

Who does not like Gold ? For those who remember their periodic table will know that AU is the symbol for the most precious of metals on earth!

AU Vodka probably does not need any introduction, as one of the fastest growing spirit brands in the UK this ultra smooth vodka has taken the world by storm. 

At The Floodgate we only work with brands that share our vision and values, and AU Vodka ticks all the boxes. Not afraid to think out of the box and try something different is what The Floodgate was founded on. In a similar vein AU Vodka are pushing the boundaries when it comes to amazing flavour ...

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