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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Beer restaurants, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Beer restaurants
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

We attended The Waterwitch Lancaster on Saturday 3rd October 2020 at 13.00 hrs with friends following an invitation back by General Manager James. From the time we arrived the change in the experience from the previous visit on the 15/09/20 was The Waterwitch how we...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Hi Gez, many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate the feedback and support, we are pleased the return visit was an enjoyable one for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2020

Visited the Water Witch for lunch. Pleasant efficient staff with good service. Good was good and Covid regulations adhered to. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate the feedback and support. We hope that you will visit us again soon

Reviewed 11 October 2020

We chose this waterside pub because it was a sunny day and there are plenty of outdoor tables along the canal. Due to covid-restrictions which encouraged pre-booking, many were already reserved however we did find a table and initially had drinks and then lunch. We...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2020

Many thanks for taking time to leave us a review. We really appreciate your comments and 5 star rating. We're glad you enjoyed the food and friendly service, and we are glad you felt safe with the covid measures we have in place. We hope...More

Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Have been a few times and it’s always a lovely meal. Highly recommend the Steak & Ale pie. Also dog friendly :)

Date of visit: October 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2020

Many thanks for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate the 5 star rating and great comments. We're really glad you enjoyed the visit and enjoyed the steak and ale pie! We hope you visit us again soon

Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

We went here for an early evening meal on Monday to find we were in time for the burger night. We normally miss these event nights at restaurants because we have two small children. It started at 4.30pm which was perfect! I had the Cajun...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2020

Thanks for taking time to leave us a review. We're glad that you enjoyed the visit and the burger night options. It was a huge farmyard burger that was ordered by your table, that drew plenty of wows from other customers as it was brought...More

Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

The four of us enjoyed a very nice lunch there today - a Tuesday - all chosen from the lunchtime menu where meals are set at £7.50 with about 8 choices. The service was very good; a perfect blend of friendliness and professionalism, which was...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

Hi, many thanks for taking time to leave us a review. We really appreciate the positive comments and feedback, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you pop down again soon. Many thanks

Reviewed 29 September 2020 via mobile

Came here for a drink and food with my son. I had calimari and prawn cocktail which were both excellent and very good value. We sat outside next to the canal. Lovely location. Very good service from Brooke, Elly and Alex.

Date of visit: September 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

Many thanks for the review and 5 star rating, we are really pleased you enjoyed the visit and the service you recieved. I'll be sure to let the guys know! We hope you visit again soon

Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

We stopped off here, on a sunny Wednesday afternoon, we didn't have a reservation, however the staff were welcoming and accommodating and explained their process for service and covid measures before showing us to a table. We just had drinks, it is all table service...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2020

Many thanks for the review, we appreciate the comments, and are glad you enjoyed the visit. We hope to s you again soon

Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

We stopped here whilst cruising the Lancaster canal. We booked an outside table and found the drinks and food to be very good at a reasonable price. This pub is very well known and worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2020

Thanks for the review and comments, we are glad you enjoyed your visit, we hope you visit us again soon

Reviewed 21 September 2020

Had an amazing afternoon in the sun on Monday with my partner. Amazing food, great and attentive staff. Without a doubt the place to be in Lancaster! Sadly, had to witness a trio on the next table having ridiculous complaints and abuse towards staff and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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JayRuss178, General Manager at The Waterwitch, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2020

Many thanks for the rating and review. We really do appreciate the comments. It makes a change someone writing a review praising the staff dealing with abusive customers. Unfortunately it seems to have become the norm to be horrible to service staff, and not appreciate...More

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Response from megjopol |
Hi, (not from the WaterWitch in any way!) but I know that the government guidelines was about soft drinks and alcohol free beer/cider doesn't count as soft drinks. You actually get ID'd for them in supermarkets etc. I know... More
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Response from Ollie000 | Reviewed this property |
There is also street parking in Ashton Road outside the RLI which is accessed passed A&E. Alternatively there is more street parking down Aldcliffe Road around B&Q and there is a bridge across the canal. Unfortunately this... More
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  • The Waterwitch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4