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The Water Witch

) #19 of 182 Restaurants in Lancaster €€ - €€€ Bar, British, Pub
Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
+44 1524 63828
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
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€€ - €€€
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Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After some deliberating on where to go to celebrate my 50th on the 20th May, my wife and I decided on The Water Witch, and it's probably the best choice we have ever made, we were with a party of 18 everyone of them said...More

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

Hi Mark And Christine Thanks for your review, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your 50th birthday here at the Waterwitch! The Black pudding stack will be back as a regular item on our next menu change. See you both soon cheers Simon and the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Up to visit my mother in hospital so popped in here for a quick supper. Really pleasant surprise. Great service, good food and nice location. Highly recommended if you are ever in the area.

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

Hi Stuart Many thanks for your great review of our pub. We are pleased you enjoyed it. See you next time Regards Simon

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently came here with my girlfriend and we were both really impressed with the Water Witch. We were greeted upon entering by their friendly staff and were promtly sat down upstairs in the restaurant with a view over the canal. The specials were excellent,...More

Thank frogslegs_95
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello! And thanks for your review! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us, and indeed look forward to more sunshine! We hope to see you again soon, Thanks again All the WW team

Reviewed 1 week ago

called in for a drink walked down the steps walked down the side of Lancaster canal WITH THE EXCEPTION of the young girl behind the bar the staff didn't have A SMILE LOOKED FED UP the price for Sunday and Monday grill and wine for...More

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

Hi Karen. I am concerned about the content of your review. Please make contact with me to discuss? regards Simon GM 0152463828

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good tasty lunch but portion very small for price,husband only got one slice of roast pork which was small but I got several slices of roast beef !! Think prices have gone up, portions have shrunk & quality not as good, especially chips. Why can't...More

Thank 640jules
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi There, Regarding your review Firstly, our prices of Sunday lunch have actually come down!!!!! Secondly, we would never just send 1 slice of pork out on a Sunday lunch, and in fact we regularly get complemented on our Sunday Roasts. Finally, we only use...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was Monday lunch and the pub was empty so we were relaxing with the great views to the canal. It has a nice terrace plenty seats that you can enjoy when the weather lets you. Good food and fast service. Variety beers and ciders....More

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

Hi There, Thanks for your review and comments about our location, food and service. I am however slightly baffled with your comment about the staff? So I can understand any issue and indeed put things right, I would be grateful if you could make contact...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here at about 6.30pm on a Saturday after a walk down the canal from Galgate. The place looked very nice and was situated right on the canal away from all the main streets so the view was very pleasant. We had worked up...More

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

Hello Natalie Thanks for taking the time to review our page. We appreciate your lovely comments! See you again soon The waterwitch team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Massive choice of real ales, lots of tables at front on the banks of Lancaster canal, really peaceful setting.

Thank andycarr1971
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hiya Andy Thanks for your 5* review. We are lucky with our location, we just need more sun!!! :-0 Thanks again, and see you again soon The waterwitch team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself with a group of friends were visiting Lancaster for a few drinks on a Sunday afternoon. Myself being the youngest at 43 years old. Apparently this place doesn't allow large groups of males in. This I could understand if we were a group of...More

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

We reserve the right to refuse the service of alcohol to anyone who is, or appears to be intoxicated. This is the law. We are also a very heavily food led, and family orientated environment, and because of this, we manage our clientele carefully. Regards...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a quick one on the way to Lancaster brewery. No problem at 11.30am. No-one else in on ordering but began filling up by midday. Beer was lovely and staff friendly.

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

Hiya Denise Thanks for your 5* review! see you soon The WW team!

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woodford9
Hi do you have a disabled toilet that can be accessed in a wheeelchair?
3 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?
22 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
24 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
US$4 - US$23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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.