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The Purple Pub


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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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.
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While in Town for a performance at Williams college, we decided to go for an early light dinner and decided on the purple Pub and certainly glad we made that choice. As we normally do, we sat at the bar and got great service with...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank William M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just stopped in for a quick drink before dinner. Nice pub! Good, college atmosphere! There was a table of coaches and another table of what appeared to be professors. Fairly good beer and wine selection. Didn’t try the food, but the choices looked tasty. It...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bparker3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not my 1st visit and won't be my last! I usually sit at the bar, have a burger, salad, or salmon BLT all great! I really like this pub and am only in the area at lunch time, but would like to have...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Inkmann121
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

We have been coming to the Purple Pub for years and food and service have been inconsistent but never as bad as last night! French Dip Sandwich was not thinly sliced beef but chunks of sour smelling meat served with a greasy dipping sauce, I.e....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chefdaughter
Reviewed 30 January 2019

This is where we lunch when we visit Williamstown, MA. We like the great variety of food choices on the menu. The service is also great. Our visit yesterday was made enjoyable due to our waitress, Cindy W. Most always I get a cup of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 448bobc
Reviewed 19 December 2018

A quick trip out of town to concentrate on shopping brought us to this delight. Bustling at 2pm, our waitress, Stefani, treated us like gold. An above average veggie burger & interesting turkey & apple panini fueled us for the rest of the day. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HandsomeHoward
Reviewed 17 December 2018

It was a rainy icy day when the Missus and me popped in before noon. The place has just opened and was deserted, but a fire was already crackling in the fireplace. The ambiance was delightful, with just enough natural light, supplanted my appropriately dimmed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheWesternRambler
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Wife and I have been there twice, and have been pleased both times. Great for burgers, panninis, and related pub-style food. Obviously, not 'fine dining' - it is a pub in a college town, but it's a good pub. Location is set back from the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Monophoto-1
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great burgers and brew...trivia nights are lots of fun. The service is great and so are the prices...salads are lovely and atmosphere is fun.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Had a pretty good lunch here, about what you would expect for a college brew pub, good service, and not too many other choices in the neighborhood

Date of visit: September 2018
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Jen H
11 January 2017|
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Response from aeroplus3755 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in October there were many family groups with school-age children because they were having a weekly game night and many kids and parents actively participated in the obviously popular game.
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