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The Purple Turtle, Reading Central, Reading

9 Gun Street
Reading
RG1 2JR
Phone: 01189597196
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Purple Turtle

Long narrow and trendy music bar with a stage at the far end and a terrace garden at the rear. Alongside the predictable range of craft and other keg had 3 handpumps serving New Wharf Brewing beers at time of visit: very tasty and nicely-kept too. Pleasant enough early evening but not sure what it might be like when busy.

On 23rd June 2018 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Purple Turtle

Surely the oddest entry in the Good Beer Guide.

American diner style booths, live music stage, eclectic furnishings. Lovely patio entry around the back, discovered for the 1st time tonight.

I've been before and the beer choice was a damn sight more interesting than Doom Bar and Hobgoblin on offer tonight.

Also tend to avoid any place that requires bouncers.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2i4SbeS

On 16th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Purple Turtle

So things are trundling on fairly well here., The ludicrous punch bag machine has gone and the ale and cider continue (though not as cheap as they used to be - and was startled to be asked for £4 last week). Quality fairly good at least and there are papers to read in the daytime. If you're crawling RG1 it's worth a nose if you haven't done it before.

April 2014
Late-opening bar, recently refurbished. Huge garden. Has recently installed some startlingly cheap ales (generally from national brewers) alongside the keg and bottles. No sign of the real cider that was reported a few months back though. Has a bit of a reputation these days and Gun Street certainly isn't an area I'd want to be after 11pm (and this place is partly to blame, I think). And having a punch bag machine for the local knuckle-draggers to hone their skills on by the bar (including, in one particular moment, a proper run-up) is hardly helping yourself not to invite trouble. I like the purple frontage though.

On 20th November 2015 - no rating submitted
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Reading, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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28th Jun 2018, 14:38
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28th Jun 2018, 12:57
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 08 June 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 23 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
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