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The Purple Pub

65 Spring St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2839
413-458-0095
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Ranked #13 of 41 Restaurants in Williamstown
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Description: The Purple Pub has been the place to gather in Williamstown since 1973, serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Whether you're looking for traditional pub food or delicious entrees, we have you covered. Patrons can drink and dine at the large mahogany bar or in the comfort of the semi-private dining room. Come watch the game on one of our large screen televisions or enjoy a romantic dinner with someone special. Don't forget to try one of our 14 draft beers (we have bottled beer too), served in a frosted glass.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: The Purple Pub has been the place to gather in Williamstown since 1973, serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Whether you're looking for traditional pub food or delicious entrees, we have you covered. Patrons can drink and dine at the large mahogany bar or in the comfort of the semi-private dining room. Come watch the game on one of our large screen televisions or enjoy a romantic dinner with someone special. Don't forget to try one of our 14 draft beers (we have bottled beer too), served in a frosted glass.
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English first
Williamstown, MA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

There has been a Purple Pub on Spring Street for decades -- Williams students have enjoyed stopping there and Williams alumni look forward to meeting up with old friends over a draft or a glass of wine when they are in town. The first Pub is gone but the newly reincarnated Pub is even better -- it is bright and... More

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Boston, MA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a convenient place to meet people and chat into the night. The drinks are fine. The food is okay -- nothing special. There are large screen TVs for those who want to catch the game -- whatever it might be. I've been here a dozen or so times and have always managed a good conversation with someone interesting... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice variety of sandwiches and salads, plus good selection of wine and beer (IPA). Like the outdoor seating as it was a nice day and the service was very good also.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Williamstown is an odd town. Where most downtowns are on main street. Williamstown's shopping and pub crawling seems to be on a side street. WE found this after a visit to the Clark Museum. Outdoor seating looked nice, but peopl were playing cornhole toss near th table we could have taken. Um... no thanks, we'll eat in. Nice table looking... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We go here often and have yet to be disappointed. Especially nice in summer when it's warm enough to sit outside. We all love the burgers, soups are really good, and actually we haven't been disappointed in anything on the menu. They don't rush you and welcome you back at each visit. Try it and see for yourself.

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Boston
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were in Williamstown to visit the expanded Clark Arts Museum and found this place by walking in the quaint business district next to the college. I had the turkey club and my companion had a Boston Garden salad. Both were bountiful, excellently prepared, fresh ingredients, and the service was friendly and efficient. The courtyard dining was great as the... More

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nj
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The quinoa salad was amazing and great appletinis. Service wS horrible. Had to wait for everything and it was not even busy.

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Tel-Aviv
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Well, when visiting in Williamstown you wont find to many options to party in. Though, the purple pub is great place to have a cold beer and great company!

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Queenstown, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stopped here for lunch after walking around Williamstown and touring the farmer's market there…Nice place for good standard menu items..Sandwiches and burgers were tasty the atmosphere al fresco outside was cosy and not as noisy as some of the other downtown places...

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Marcellus, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great selection of beers, staff and atmosphere. Very nice outdoor seating. Lots of TVs. Would definitely return for cocktail hour.

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