The Purple Turtle
The Purple Turtle
2.5
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2.5 of 5 bubbles14 reviews
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jimijam123
Worthing, UK33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lauren R
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
We'd previously been to a comedy club and decided that we wanted to go out afterwards. I loved it here as the music was amazing and they had really low ceilings. It reminded me a bit of Harry Potter, especially as they do a smitherin drink. There's lots of bars inside that you can get a drink from and loads of rooms too. There's plenty of places to dance & you can also sit down in one of there many booths if your feet are hurting. You get a stamp if you leave here to have a cigarette etc. The queue wasn't very big either which is always a bonus.
Written February 23, 2015
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Simon B
39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Luca A
United Kingdom7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
There was a long queue and after a long while they didn't let us in because of a nonsense dress code.
Written September 12, 2015
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18071215
Oxford, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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luce l
United Kingdom181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
I love coming here. Putting songs on the juke box, the cheapish drinks, the sweaty and sticky floors and ceilings. Never have a bad night in this place, however I once took someone slightly older than me (around 26) and they commented on how old they felt.. you can definitely feel the student vibe. However I am still trying to hold on to my student days so this is no problem to me. The music is mostly great - does depend on which night you go though so is worth checking out beforehand.
Written July 3, 2015
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Didem Güngör
Istanbul, Türkiye98 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Em1256
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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