The Purple Turtle

The Purple Turtle, Oxford: Address, Phone Number, The Purple Turtle Reviews: 2.5/5

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Didem Güngör
Istanbul, Turkey102 contributions
Remarkable
Dec 2018 • Friends
Never have I encountered the smell and sticky floor of a men's restroom on the dance floor of a club. The "men's restroom" is a compelling theme for a club, but I'm not sure it really works here.
Written January 3, 2019
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18071215
Oxford, UK1 contribution
Doesn’t even deserve the 1 star but I have no choice so
Oct 2018 • Friends
BE AWARE the manager here is delusional!!
Me, my friends and my boyfriend decided to go out for a fag so we walked to the end of the smoking area and saw two boys pissing against the fence.
Shortly after my boyfriend was dragged out and was told he’s been identified on CCTV as one of the boys pissing WHICH HE WASN’T. We then tried to explain to them to check the CCTV more thoroughly as the boy had a short sleeve white top on but my boyfriend had a long sleeve top on and a jumper tied around his body. They were completely adamant, unnecessarily aggressive and rude and refused to let him back in. The manager even squared up to him and told us to f**ck off. The two boys even came over and told the manager it was them but he wouldn’t listen.
My friends were still inside at this point and 5 mins later came out and told us that they had realised it wasn’t him all along however you could not pay me money to go back into that dingy, smelly, sticky embarrassment of a “club”.
Written October 26, 2018
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281monikah
Oxford, UK70 contributions
Not for everyone
Mar 2018 • Friends
Personally, I love the club. There is an event for every single night of the week with different types of music e.g. Monday 90's, Thursday R&B and hip hop etc but it is a grimy place. You will not find nice VIP booths with Grey Goose bottles in Purple Turtle. Its a casual, cheap nightout for students and some younger locals.
Written May 14, 2018
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jimijam123
Worthing, UK30 contributions
No where near as good as Reading
Mar 2018 • Couples
I went here on a very quiet night in all fairness, but this place was no where near as good as the turtle in Reading, although very cheap. I would definitely recommend this place for students or people on a budget, very grotty and cheap.
Written March 30, 2018
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Em1256
1 contribution
Not worth it, much better elsewhere
Feb 2018 • Friends
Sticky floors, low ceilings and poor djs that play similar playlists each week, not worth the queue when there are so many other options in Oxford
Written February 10, 2018
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gbhsc
Petersfield, UK1 contribution
Appalling bouncers
Dec 2017 • Friends
Bouncers are violent and incompetent.

They waded into a group that had been in the nearby Cellar bar (therefore not even their problem), assaulting several of them for no reason at all: placing them in headlocks, and palm-striking them when it was clearly unnecessary.

They also started on other people who simply happened to be nearby and were not even conceivably involved in whatever dramas they "thought" they were responding to.

Absolutely appalling - every single one of them should have their door supe licenses revoked, and frankly they should all be charged with multiple counts of assault at least.
Written December 3, 2017
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Simon B
45 contributions
Got kicked out for coughing.
Apr 2017 • Friends
I had a cold so I was coughing in the stall while peeing, guard waited outside for me and escorted me out for being "sick" - I was not, was the designated sober friend in my group - horrible night. Guards have no understanding and will kick you out even if you've done nothing wrong. Do not go. Go to Atik or Bridge instead, don't bother wasting your money here, 3 pounds I'm not getting back.
Written March 31, 2017
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Jerry E
2 contributions
Horrible, rude bouncers
Nov 2016 • Friends
Bouncers are rude, misunderstanding and hold grudges. Was accused for queue cutting despite queuing with my friends for my friends birthday. Was forced to join the back of the queue as requested to not be allowed in the club. Was stone cold sober, terrible night. Bouncer shoved my friend (who's birthday it was) when we refused to move even though my friend was telling the bouncer not to talk to girls so rudely. Horrible night. Ruined his birthday.
Written December 17, 2016
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coughandcath
Manorbier, UK1,245 contributions
Cheap and busy
Aug 2016 • Friends
Purple Turtle seems to be the place where the younger Oxford crowd go . Went last night and felt old ! Probably cos I am when compared to the rest of the old clientele . Still loud music and cheap drinks
Written August 14, 2016
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Matthew E
21 contributions
Awesome night out
Aug 2016 • Friends
Good tunes, cheap drinks. Took me back to my student days. Did get very full, but lots of bars so never really had to queue
Written August 2, 2016
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