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Address: The Custard Factory Gibb Street | Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AA, England
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+44 121 224 7777
10:30 - 18:30
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Sun 10:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 18:30

This premier arts center was created with young people in mind, which...

This premier arts center was created with young people in mind, which offers music studios for jazz, drama, dance and crafts along with shops, cafés and trendy restaurants.

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A welcome change from the Bullring and Mailbox!

The Custard Factory offers a welcome change to the commercial chain stores of the Bullring and Mailbox! It has a bohemian feel and provides a nice fusion of art, culture and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick and Angel S
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Custard Factory offers a welcome change to the commercial chain stores of the Bullring and Mailbox! It has a bohemian feel and provides a nice fusion of art, culture and independent shops!

1 Thank Nick and Angel S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I work in this area and there's a lot of potentially here. Digbeth as a whole is not a nice area and this let's the custard factory down somewhat. The Custard factory itself is seen as a trendy area filled with creative businesses, from media to handmade goods. There's several shops from a graffiti store, an independent apple store, a... More 

Thank Brad P
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly came here expecting a fun full day for all the kids with plenty of street entertainment for the children. Juggling acts, magic performances. Easter bunnies walking around etc. But sadly missing. The street food as advertised was hard to find a lack of signage and the position to the rear of a ugly parking spot was hardly a place... More 

Thank PJG566
Brighton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We saw a sign for the factory so decided to take a look, at first you think is a run down shell but No its very interesting. Shops cafes even a cinema, inside some very interesting art work, even the outside chimney has been decorated, well worth a visit.

1 Thank Anthony P
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting street! Quite small , we stayed there half an hour. A lot of art pieces to see in the street, on the wall, in the cafés. Many cafés to spend a chilled Time there.

Thank Caroline B
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

went for a day whilst visiting birmingham, and was a lovely small market with a few shops and lovely street food and music, nice atmosphere but some of it was a bit expensive

Thank Chloe O
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited the Custard Factory to attend a sample sale but did look around after we had purchased ( Not a lot in this case - too expensive) the shops looked interesting and the prices were reasonable for items "not on the high street" and the bars were good. Getting there was interesting,..We parked in Selfridge's car park and walked,... More 

Thank ClaudeandDenise
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Fabulous beef burgers, lots of atmosphere, not many seats so hard to sit down and enjoy, bar is great with good music. Needs more seating.

Thank Vickyhotelguru K
Leicester, United Kingdom
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457 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I love to see old factories used for other purposes rather than left derelict or pulled down. Love the custard that used to be made here too so it was fun to visit and reminisce about childhood puddings! Not too many shops open but there was a Vintage by Kilo sale so was busy. We enjoyed looking at the graffiti... More 

1 Thank big-blue-eyes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Worth a look if you're exploring the city... it's a hidden gem of strange shops and art exhibitions which was really fun to look at. There also a weird sweet shop that sells all kinds of odd sweets like iron bru fudge which is really cool. Not big enough to spend the whole day but certainly and hour or two!

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