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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here previously and had some decent meals Today Bottle of red wine bought to the table with enough dust on it to prove it’s been stuck around for years which I get if it’s decent however at least dust it down and...clean the glasses of lipstick before hand Such simple stuff who the hell is watching over there staff hereMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was brought to this place and had a cheeky Madri with the BBQ Chicken. Service from Izzy was outstanding. I came on a quiet day but the environment was warm nonetheless.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not our first rodeo here, always fantastic food ! Outstanding service from Sarah and the team. Atmosphere on point, always a pleasure to come here for food or drinks. Shame I live so far away I wish I could come more often !

Date of visit: February 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good evening Joshua S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Sarah and The Team x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing as always love the filet steak always presented and prepared well and great value for money, The team are always friendly and professional! Thanks again !!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Evening Russieb10, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards, Sarah and The Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic evening for a friend's birthday. Great food, great service and well priced. Can't recommend the Waterwitch enough.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear A1188PVlewism, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards, Sarah and The Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been visiting with friends regularly for a good few years now. Plenty of gluten free options for myself; very allergen aware. Never had a bad meal or bad service!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kpixel93, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind Regards, Sarah and The Team

Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and a fantastic food menu with plenty of options for those with dietary requirements.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2024

Good Evening Paul B - Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind Regards, The Waterwitch Team

Reviewed 23 January 2024 via mobile

We visited on a quiet Tuesday evening. The service was slow to the tables, we waited until our food arrived to receive our drinks. The toilets were disappointing with toilet roll in only one of the cubicles. The portions of food were good and hot!...There was plenty to choose from on the menu.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Hello Paige, I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your food. We’re disappointed you were dissatisfied with the speed of service, we appreciate the honest feedback which will be taken on board with the team. We hope you’ll consider giving us a second chance in the...More

Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

The big thing going for this pub is the large garden set next to the Basingstoke canal, so a nice place to while away a couple of hours with a beer and some food. The staff are friendly and the food is good for a...chain pub, with top marks for pudding! You sort of know what you are getting and letting yourself in for, so comforting from that point. Definitely a place to visit when the sun is out.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Hi mambroz, Thankyou for your review, we appreciate your feedback and lovely comments. I will pass them on to the rest of the team. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, The waterwitch team

Reviewed 2 January 2024

We visited Christmas Eve! Again blown away by amazing service and wonderful food! Great service absolutely wonderful!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2024

Good morning RussieB10, thank you for taking the time to leave us with review. we look forward to seeing you again soon! kind regards, sarah and the team x

Reviewed 2 January 2024

Had a fantastic meal on Christmas eve with my partner and his parents. Their festive menu was great and diverse. Service was great as usual from the team.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2024

Good Morning A1188PVlewis; thank you for your kind review, we look forward to seeing them again soon. Kind Regards, Sarah and The Team x

Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

We came to the Waterwitch today for Boxing Day for their festive menu, 8 of us in total and we were blown away. The waiting staff were incredible and went above and beyond. The food was unbelievable and portion sizes so generous none of us...could finish it all. Such a great atmosphere and so cosy. We will be back next year for Boxing Day again. Thank you WaterwitchMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2023

Good afternoon Ellie H; Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. I’ll pass it onto all of the team. Happy new year to you and your family. From the Waterwitch team x

Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

Having lived literally down the road for over 10 years, we know it can be very hit and miss - I assume depending on the chef and staff of the moment. However, we’ve had very good experiences for the past few months when coming for...just a drink after a dog walk or for a meal. We went for the festive menu on Christmas Eve and it was great. 2 courses of good quality, reasonably priced food with attentive and friendly staff. The front of the restaurant could do with an interior makeover, but equally we appreciate being able to take our dog for dinner in that area. I hope Greene King and the current team are turning this place around as it is in such a beautiful location with a cosy interior.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Hi Allan1345; thank you for leaving us this kind review its great to read our hard work paying off. It is always a pleasure to see our neighbors! Kind Regards, Sarah and The Team x

Reviewed 24 December 2023

Not as good as it used to be. Unfortunately we booked many weeks ago and when we arrived it was like it was a surprise. After waiting about an hour for breakfast we were told that they were short staffed and only had two people...on. It however wasn’t very busy. Drinks were being brought out one at a time, tea pots with no lids on and being asked if they could take them back to wash up (just don’t put them in a tea pot and put it in a mug) It did seem there may have been a manager there who was sat down the whole time (but I don’t know so this part I can’t confirm is true), the food was freezing, no butter for the toast for the kids, daughters egg may have well been in an egg sandwich as it was so overcooked. I can always appreciate it when restaurants are understaffed, but we are understanding and I would have preferred to know at the beginning of the meal. Unfortunately it was just a shambles from start to finish, I had to ask where Santa was and then I was told we would get taken to him after breakfast but we had finished quite a while ago. I really am not someone who loves moaning, but just feel the training needs to be improved for staff, they were pleasant but equally too much went wrong yesterday and I wondered where the support was for them. Maybe go for dinner - but breakfast isn’t worth it unless you fancy eating cold sausage.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2023

Good morning Vikki; I am sorry to read about your experience with us. I would really appreciate it if you could get in contact with myself at 6256@greeneking.co.uk Kind Regards, Sarah General Manager

Reviewed 28 November 2023

This place is always relaxed and team are wonderful. Great drinks selection and menu varied. The GM and team are always professional and welcoming. Food amazing and their head chef always pops out to see how things are :)

Date of visit: November 2023
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Greene King, General Manager at Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2023

Good evening Russieb10 - Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. It’s always a pleasure to see you and the family. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Sarah and the team x

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Hi, Yes we do allow dogs in certain areas of the restaurant. We would recommend booking a table as dog friendly tables can fill up quickly on the weekend! Hope that helps, Thanks
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4