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The Purple Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
65 Spring St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2839
+1 413-458-0095
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (23 reviews)
“panini” (9 reviews)
“kettle chips” (3 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
65 Spring St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2839
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is near the campus of Williams College so there were a number of young people around but also plenty of older folks as well. It was a bit noisy and had the usual wall-mounted TVs showing sporting events. I had the homemade hummus...More

Thank NationalParkHiker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and atmosphere were outstabding. Pleny of items to choose from to accomodate the tastes of all. Would recommend to families and groups to please everyone. I'll go back again.

Thank PamJ190
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large bar - sports showing on multiple screens - plenty of tables - filled with mostly locals and summer visitors - the wait and bar staff are welcoming and efficient. If you are eating before the plays at Williamstown theater just let them know and...More

Thank loth87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A casual landmark in Williamstown right in the center of the town and business district. With construction going on parking was a nightmare. Dining was very good but the service a little negligent. Very busy and obviously not enough waitstaff. Will certainly frequent again.

Thank ShiskaSharon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazingly packed on a Sunday for lunch. General restaurant fare was good despite the buried nature and crowds. Local camp was starting that day - hence the crowds. Looks like a decent bar

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we were dreading our stay in Williamstown, how wrong were we, and your reviewers. The atmosphere in Williamstown and The Purple Pub in particular was fantastic. We were made to feel welcome by the locals, staff and regulars, and The...More

Thank amanda a
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We all agreed it was probably the worse lunch in quite some time. The apple, arugula, beet salad was tasteless and not fresh. Fish & chips done in rather foul smelling oil, perhaps in changes in weeks. My shrimp po boy was Ok. Kettle chips...More

Thank museum-a-day
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

After looking at the disparate reviews for local restaurants and being underwhelmed by the top rated place we decided we couldn’t go wrong with a simple pub meal and for the most part it worked. There was a good selection of draft beers and we...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a late afternoon lunch on a weekend visit. Lots of options for the beer and food lovers alike. Service a little on the slow side but nothing to complain about. Food was good, had the fish tacos, boneless wings and a Cobb...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We stopped by for lunch. Salads were huge as were the sandwiches. We had one of each and couldn't finish either. Ingredients were fresh and very good. We sat outside and had great service. The bathroom situation is beyond weird. The toilets are in separate...More

Thank citidwel
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Jen H
11 January 2017|
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Response from Robert S | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Spring St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2839
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +1 413-458-0095
  • E-mail
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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