The Purple Turtle

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The Purple Turtle is Readings longest running independent bar. Open until 3am and 4am on Weekends, great underground club + Live Music scene and home to BBC Introducing concert series.

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.

If you are interested in performing at The Purple Turtle, please contact the Jamma team at [email protected]


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