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The Purple Turtle


9 Gun Street
Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR


0118 959 7196



About this Venue

Welcome to the Purple Turtle Reading. The spiritual home, the mothership if you like. In 1990, before the world had heard of Gazza, 2 chaps from various bands in Reading decided that there was a missing element to Reading life. So they took their youthful good looks and ideas into a Duke Street read more


Type of Night

Drinking & Dancing, Chilling with mates, Chatting & Drinking

Venue Type

Bar, Live Music Venue

The Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street 9 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2JR


A Google User

Amazing venue, it had a great little stage setup to see live bands and once you go outside there is a huge decking on a few floors with table football and outside bars. There is also a dance club in the cellar with a Gothic theme which is different but it's really well done. I recommend it a lot, I read more

A Google User

Came to watch the football in good spirits, causing no trouble. Admittedly, sat on a reserved tabled but since the place was empty we safely assumed the reservation was for the England game at 7, and just wanted to watch the 3 o’clock game. Would have been more than happy to move if were mistaken, b read more

A Google User

Best place in Reading. literally for every age, gender, group size, unless you're a bunch of 18 year old college kids trying to pull, then this is the best place for a night out in town. bit quiet in the middle of the week, still great drinks and music and atmosphere though, and the balcony and outs read more

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