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Purple Turtle

9 Gun Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2JR

Capacity: 700


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 building, added a nodding turtle out the front, and set about rejuvenating the town with one of the craziest bars in folk law.

Fast forward 24 years, and although now on a new site (after the Oracle knocked down the original building) a spanking new refurbishment that would surprise your eyes and a lot of beer kegs later, they are still creating memories, good times and hangovers for the Reading crowd.

For bookings contact:
+44 0118 959 4549