The Flapper - A Birmingham Gem!

The Flapper is a public house at Cambrian Wharf in Birmingham. Located on Kingston Row, and close to the Civic Centre Estate. Was formerly called The Flapper & Firkin.


Where is The Flapper?

The Flapper is at Kingston Row, Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham, B1 2NU

 

In brief

The Flapper is an alternative / rock & roll canalside pub and music venue. It is located at Cambrian Wharf at the start of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

The FlapperThe Flapper at Cambrian Wharf (March 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Flapper - details

The Flapper is a Canalside Pub & Music Venue, located on Kingston Row.

The venue was built in 1969, as a pub called The Longboat.

It was taken over by the Firkin brewery in the 1990s and was named the Flapper & Firkin.

In 2007 the business was taken over by Samantha Campbell-Whyte, and it was renamed to The Flapper.

The FlapperThe Flapper from Kingston Row (February 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The pub is also on Cambrian Wharf, which is near the start of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal at the Farmers Bridge Locks.

The FlapperThe Flapper from Cambrian Wharf (July 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

In 2018, developers proposed knocking down the live music venue and building flats here.

The FlapperThe Flapper from Cambrian Wharf (October 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The pub remained open until early 2020. There was even a narrowboat at Cambrian Wharf in late 2019 saying SAVE THE FLAPPER

The FlapperSave The Flapper narrowboat at Cambrian Wharf (December 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Despite what the developers wanted, locals and Birmingham City Council were able to get The Flapper to reopen by July 2021.

The FlapperThe Flapper from Cambrian Wharf (March 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Contact details

The Flapper

Kingston Row

Cambrian Wharf

Birmingham

B1 2NU

0121 236 2421

Facebook: The Flapper

Twitter: The Flapper

Project dates

17 Jun 2022 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Food & drink, Classic Architecture

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com