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The Water Witch

) #23 of 184 Restaurants in Lancaster $$ - $$$ , British,
Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
+44 1524 63828
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (58 reviews)
“lamb shank” (7 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
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1 - 10 of 524 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Water Witch is in a pleasant location with ample outdoor seating if the weather is good. We chose to dine inside and the surroundings there are also very nice. The menu was extensive, and other than one lady behind the bar who seemed totally...More

Thank thetinsleys637
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a sunny weekday and it was quiet. There were a few options even for fussy vegetarians like me but unfortunately the burger wasn't as good as I'd have hoped. They also didn't have Diet Coke working which I always have, but that's...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice pub by the canal but with no access by car as far as I can tell.We parked on a nearby DIY car park and walked over the bridge for access.several real ales on the bar which is always a good sign.I was with my...More

Thank recordable
MitchellsofLanc, Assistant Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Recordable, Thanks for the good review, I will bear your comments in mind for when we do our next menu and research the platters you get in Cape Town for inspiration. We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards Chris Summers

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't going to review this place as had a reasonable meal here but a few things wound me up about the service. They weren't even big deals but the attitude to them was very disappointing. Firstly, I walked in, looked for an empty table...More

3  Thank stripeydelius
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped off on my lunch break to get some food, after looking through the fantastic menu I settled on the pie of the day, which I think is a brilliant idea. Beef and ale was the choice. The meat was perfectly tender and the...More

Thank mred1995
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi There Thank for your detailed review of the Waterwitch! All the team are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit See you again soon! Si and The bunch!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my partner yesterday afternoon, as always the food and the service was as excellent as ever. Thankyou!!

Thank Jan B
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hiya Jan Thanks for your continued support and lovely reviews!! Kind regards Simon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great local pub with a young student atmosphere. The food is reasonable and average pub food. On a sunny evening to sit outside with a beer, there a few better places in Lancaster.

1  Thank Darren99999
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Darren Thanks for your review Regards The Waterwitch team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could have eaten anywhere in Lancaster ..and should have,... but walking along the canal on a sunny Saturday, seeing the pub tables and menu beside the water ...I thought yes! Perfect! But oh dear, it was definitely far far from perfect. Not even halfway...More

2  Thank arlena99
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi There If you would like to discuss your visit with me directly, please give me a call on 01524 63828. Did you not discuss any of these issues with the management whilst you were here? Regards Simon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful place to eat and to have a drink outside besides the canal ,gorgeous views of the narrow boats going by with such friendly people around,friendly staff lovely manners waitin on service was very professional, food was just perfect gammon cooked to perfection not...More

Thank Adele M
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Adele Thanks for your lovely review, and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us Regards All the water witch team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place should be a gold mine and looks fabulous on its website, given its canal side location, atmospheric old building and great menus. There were lots of different ales (pity the barman was unable to tell my husband which the darker ones were,although he...More

1  Thank caroline w
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Your comments are noted. See you again soon Regards The Waterwitch

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
woodford9
Hi do you have a disabled toilet that can be accessed in a wheeelchair?
4 October 2016|
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Response from MitchellsofLanc | Property representative |
Hi woodford9, We have do have an disable toilet that can be accessed in a wheelchair. Thanks Chris Summers
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Shhhepherd
What time are children allowed in til on Thursday?
23 March 2016|
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Response from MitchellsofLanc | Property representative |
Hi Children are allowed in until 9pm
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angus r
Does it let dogs in
25 October 2015|
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Response from MitchellsofLanc | Property representative |
Hi We allow clean,well behaved dogs in the bar end of the pub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 23
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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