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The Purple Turtle

The Purple Turtle Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3HZ, England
+44 1865 247007
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Not worth it, much better elsewhere

Sticky floors, low ceilings and poor djs that play similar playlists each week, not worth the queue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Em1256
via mobile
Appalling bouncers

Bouncers are violent and incompetent. They waded into a group that had been in the nearby Cellar... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
gbhsc
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Not worth it, much better elsewhere”
3 Dec 2017
“Appalling bouncers”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Purple Turtle Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3HZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Em1256
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

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....More

2  Thank Jerry E
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Matthew E
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

There was a long queue and after a long while they didn't let us in because of a nonsense dress code.

2  Thank Luca A
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

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...More

1  Thank luce l
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

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...More

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