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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


Budget Birmingham Christmas Night Out


History Of Christmas In Birmingham


Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market 2023

Nov 01, 2022


Congratulations, if you have preformed the steps (below) you have been entered into the draw. Good Luck. The Competition will run from the 1st November - 15th November 2022 23:59 and a winner will be chosen at random.


Whats on offer

1) A Christmas night out this December 2022 for you and your office colleagues (Off Peak only & Subject to availability**)

2) Games of Baseball, Curling & PitPat for up to a total of 2 hours

3) Complementary welcome food & drink on arrival*


Entry T&C's

1) Follow the The Floodgate Linkedin page

2) Shar...

Oct 04, 2022

It is arguably one of the most refreshing summer & autumn fruits out there and really is a 2 in 1, drink & a food. Whether you like eating the whole thing (like a hippo) or a big slice where half the juice ends up on your t-shirt it is always a winner.

Sep 25, 2022

For all of those from the parade we saw at The Floodgate, you looked fabulous !! The vibe in the venue was awesome. can't wait until next year

The parade made its way from Centenary Square and ended in Thorpe Street, near to the LGBTQ+ village.

Many organisations took part in march, including the West Midlands Ambulance Service, Aston Villa Football Club and local charities.

Drag king Crip Lady Wood said: "We're here, we're queer and we are not going to live in fear."

Mobilise lead the march

Sep 21, 2022

Wow, what a summer! Hot mornings, hot afternoons & hot evenings, we had it all.

Now that the evenings are getting darker and the temperature is dialed down a few degrees its time to get in the autumn mood.

Autumn is a special time for many reasons, here are a few of our favorites; 

Colours Are A Changing

Everyone loves Autumn for the changing colours of leaves. Trees that were once green explode into beautiful hues of gold, red, and orange. The colors are especially breathtaking in places in England, the Douro River Valley in Portugal, Bavaria in Germany and of course our beautiful Birmingham ...

Aug 08, 2022

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There will be a sequence from the theatre show Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby

Artists including UB40 and Dexys Midnight Runners will play at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.

They will perform at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham later to mark the end of the 11-day sporting event.

The ceremony will also feature a sequence from musical Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.

Birmingham 2022 Chief Creative Officer Martin Green said it would "celebrate th...

Jul 23, 2022

*Please note The Floodgate is an indepenant business and is not offically affiliated with The Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years you will know that one of the greatest sporting events is about to grace our wonderful city.

We are of course talking about the Commonwealth Games 2022 right here in Birmingham. 

With venues all over the city; Smithfield, Victoria Square, Arena Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Sandwell, West Park, Sutton Park, The NEC, Coventry Arena, Coventry Stadium, Warwick Road Race or Victoria Park;...

Jul 09, 2022

What's up Birmingham?

Your summer has just got alot more tasty, The Floodgate is please to annouce our latest drink to hit the fridge shelves. It is ofcourse BuzzBallz. They offer a refreshing take on some classic cocktails. The flavours include; 

Espresso Martini, Choc Tease, Strawberry Rita, Watermelon Smash, Cran Blaster, Forbidden Apple, Tequila Rita, Horchata, Lotta Colada, Peachballz, Hazelnut Latte, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Chili Mango

What could be better than sitting in the best beer garden in Digbeth while sipping the day away with a Buzzball?

The Buzzballs mission;

Their Mission is to c...

Jul 04, 2022

The Floodgate is pleased to annouce that you will no longer have to quench your thirst with a boring drink this summer in Digbeth.
Pop into the best beer garden in Birmingham (or cider garden in this instance), to try the brand new cold & refreshing Somersby Blackberry Cider.
So if you find yourself roming round the Custard Factory this week, soaking up the culture and taking the odd photo of the amazing grafitti, why not take a turn into Digbeths best bar for some fruity bubbly awesomeness 





  • Taste

  • Intense and refreshing apple cider with a balanced fruity blackberr...

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Fancy yourself as the next MLB star or even the next Birmingham bobcat? Well, you have come to the right place. With 6 amazing batting cages you will be able to swing for glory.



The Floodgate are thrilled to offer the UK’s first and only PitPat. What is PitPat you may ask? Well, If billiards and mini golf had a baby it would become PitPat.



Welcome to the one and only indoor & outdoor Curling lanes in Birmingham. The UV lights, rainbow slinkys, and pumping music await you



We have a large number of indoor/outdoor seating & tables throughout the venue. These seats can be used for gamers, spectators, drinkers, diners, and everything in between. They are on a first come first serve basis. Please contact us if you require a table booking (large groups only).

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