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Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
+44 1524 63828
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited here with my family (wife and two boys aged 17 and 18) for an evening meal. The pub was quiet as we were there early in the evening. The layout was quirky but cosy. The bar offers a good selection of real ales if that is what you like. The service was very good and the food tasty,... More 

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Lancaster
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since I last reviewed The Water Witch the place has undergone various staff and Management changes, but I’m please to report that this emporium of fine food and ales is as good as ever! If this gastro pub ever had a strap line, it would be “The Water Witch – The Country pub in the City” as although situated in... More 

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1 Thank LancasterKebabman
Darwen
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place by the water lots of history great staff always happy to help good selection of real ales will definitely go back in summer to sit outside

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1 Thank ebeeson
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello Ebeeson We are thrilled with your review. Thanks for your comments and we look forward to seeing you in summer!! Regards Simon More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a Monday lunchtime when dropping my son back off at Uni. The food was lovely, freshly cooked and arrived quickly. There was an ample selection of cask ales and ciders; I've told my husband he should visit when he does the next Uni run. Right next to the canal with plenty of seating outside.

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2 Thank HoneyBee32
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi Honey Bee (what a lovely name!) Thanks for your lovely review, and we indeed look forward to your return visits Regards Simon and the team More 

Penicuik, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here with my wife and parents during a short stay in Lancashire. We had a really excellent meal - all lovely, homemade produce and superbly prepared. The waiting service was equally good - attentive, caring yet not overly intrusive. The restaurant is tastefully decorated in a lovely part of Lancaster situated by the canal side. This place deserves... More 

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1 Thank Ewan A
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello Ewan We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to us, and thanks for complementing our pub! We look forward to your return visit. Regards Simon and all the bunch! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon at this canal side tavern food was excellent and the attention to detail of the staff team was first class they did literally go the extra mile on presentation thank you

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1 Thank Tony L
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Tony, Many thanks for your review. Thanks for your comments and we hope to be seeing you again soon. Regards Simon More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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401 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for lunch with my friend yesterday and it was nice as always. I like that there is a veggie section to the menu , although I'm not veggie I have veggie friends so it's important that they have choice. I would like this place to experiment and have the menu a bit more varied like it used... More 

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Thank slocker1
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for the review! New menu Live on 5 April! See you soon regards Simon More 

Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Water Witch with my Dad and Step-Mum for Sunday dinner. We all went with the beef roast dinner. When it arrived it didn't look like much (it looked like a small portion), but it was great. There was a nice variety of vegetables on the plate with the beef, and the Yorkshire pudding was fine. My Dad... More 

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1 Thank Kathryn B
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn. Thanks for your review, and I have passed on your comments about the portion sizes. Looking forward to seeing you soon. New menu live on 5th April!!! Regards Simon More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Waterwitch is known throughout Lancaster and everyone can tell you where it is. It sits on the Waterside of Lancasters Canal a wonderful place for a leisurely drink and great food. Worth a visit.

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1 Thank tyoung264
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi There Champion review!! Thanks so much, and we look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Simon and the team More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to eat out one evening and give the Water Witch a try, food and service was just OK. For the money we didn't especially enjoy it, it was just OK, but nothing special.

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MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi There, Bit of a vague review? Hope to see you again Simon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 63828
Description
The Water Witch was originally converted from purpose built stables in 1978 and offers a large range of high quality dishes ranging from Great British classics to continental cuisine.

Our Head Chef sources all of our produce wherever possible from local British suppliers, enabling us to reduce our food miles and serve you the very best of what's in season.

Whether you're visiting to sample our superb array of drinks, dine in our restaurant or combining a little of both - you're always guaranteed a warm welcome at the Water Witch.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?