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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


Joe Noyes

This is an awesome bar. Great range of beer and nice staff. Frequently had good quality live music and the beer garden is absolutely marvelous.


They have renovated the place and made it all nice. The appeal of this place was that it was a total dive and that's what made it so nice along with the only bar that was open late, where there was never any trouble and had decent music. It's a great revamp, just hasn't got the atmosphere of before. read more

Quentin Bossom

Nice bar come night club in Reading. We were given the outside bar area fully for a private function. Unlike normal "room hires" this was a great area, with a mix of seating and cover (from the summer rain) that endured no one felt out of place or on top of each other. In what was a large group of v read more

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