Purple Turtle

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The Purple Turtle is a thriving venue in the middle of Reading, with a pulsing atmosphere and an ever changing line up. Swoon in front of your attractive guitarists and your suave singers in a cool venue packed out with your mates. And on those rare gig-less nights, take a turn on the football table and thrash your friends, or stretch out in the timber beer garden, with its bamboo bar, thatch parasols, funky totem pole and tiki atmosphere.

Specialising in the best of brewed ales, get your bottled ales here in every colour, shape and size. From bog standard Newcastle Brown's to the best in citrus summer refreshments, The Purple Turtle has your beers and your ales well and truly covered. And if you're not a lager lover, no fear, there's plenty of classy cocktails at just £7.50 and some seductive spirits here too, so no need to miss out on your precious poisons.

Regular burlesque performances will have you captivated too and a late-night license means that this bar is open until 3am weeknights and 4am weekends, so you won't even have to wait until the weekend to get down and dirty on the dance floor. 


No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
11:00 04:00
11:00 03:00
11:00 03:00
11:00 03:00
11:00 04:00
11:00 04:00
11:00 03:00


Purple Turtle
9 Gun Street, Reading, RG1 2JR

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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Real Ale £4.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.25
Cocktail £7.50


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