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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


ANDY symes

Good music on various levels. Really nice rear terrace to sit and actually talk to your friends. Gets busy around 01:00 on wards as do most pub/clubs.

Virág Sági-Kiss

Best place to watch the football word cup this summer in Reading :) this pub/bar features a 2 floor garden with outside bar, heaters, plenty of seats, street food on the weekend; a main floor with a stage featuring local bands and pop/rock music, table football; and an underground dance floor with d read more

Simon Collier

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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