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The Purple Turtle

9 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR, England
+44 118 959 7196
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Great Venue

Great venue. Recently was there as part of a music label night. Great vibes, great outdoor areas... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Awesome bar.

This bar is amazing. I loved it. We stayed in the main room and got a booth on the Saturday night... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR, England
+44 118 959 7196
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great venue. Recently was there as part of a music label night. Great vibes, great outdoor areas and the sound system in the cellar was great for the room.

Thank Matt_Batchelor
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This bar is amazing. I loved it. We stayed in the main room and got a booth on the Saturday night. This was perfect for our group. What made the night for me was the music. Not your typical rock music but some of my...More

Thank DangerousPaddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best in Reading.. the vibes are amazing! The garden and shishas are amazball and burlesque shows are incredible!

Thank Vi L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Turtle is a shining light in an otherwise rather dull Reading nightlife that leaves much to be desired. DnB and other nights on in the dungeon downstairs so enquire about those. Upstairs the playlist is always the same so gets slightly painful after your twentieth...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We visited here after our Xmas meal and I hadn’t been here for many years. It’s actually an excellent place now with multiple areas suiting different people, an outside area, a normal bar area with live music and a downstairs area also. The live music...More

Thank Madda4life
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The shisha bar in purple turtle is great, the lady who works there is a credit to the place. Great flavours and service.

Thank Tom-h1111
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The bouncers were extremely rude towards me and my boyfriend when trying to enter the club. Their language and aggressive nature was unacceptable. As well as this the manager himself told us to 'grow up and get a life' before we were even able to...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

There is a lot of space for people, since it's on 2 levels and has 3 - 4 areas to enjoy drinks. The long queue to get served at the bar can take the fun out of drinking. Plan for an average of 10 min...More

1  Thank yap7
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I am so tired of the bar staff and doormen at the purple turtle. Pretty sure the doorstaff are corrupt so don't expect to be treated like you're not a criminal. The bar staff are obnoxious and unhelpful, and seem to have some sort of...More

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Every visit to the Turtle is different but always a fun time. Come as you are, no fussy dress codes, great live music, multi floored building with a great outdoor space. You haven't been to Reading until you have been to the Turtle

Thank steve w
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Caragh C
24 February 2017|
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