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The Water Witch

$$ - $$$, British,
Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
+44 1524 63828
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
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1 - 10 of 561 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We moored up here for the night and the pub was great. Lovely fish and chips with mushy peas and great beer and gin! Friendly welcome and good service so i would definitely return again! Great canal side pub!

Thank Robbie-R1
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Robbie fantastic 5 from you! Thanks, and see you again soon regards the WW Team!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends for a teatime drink and meal I had pasta and garlic bread my 11year old had fish and chips, my husband a salad followed by sticky toffee and ice cream, fast service lovely food you’ve cracked it if you manage to find...More

Thank Janine W
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Janine Thanks for your review and we are all pleased you enjoyed your visit to us See you again soon regards Simon GM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called here at the end of a lovely canal walk. Food was really tasty with good service. Recommend the "Hot Pot".

Thank beepee
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks so much for your lovely review. the Hot Pot is a winner!! cheers the WW team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the food average but the staff were really nice and helpful. We moored the boat up and asked for the wifi password, which I was told to pay £1 for, which is fine. When I asked again the following day I was told...More

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

Hi Madge We are confused by your review. We do not charge for WIFI, and we dont have passwords as all our internet connection is done on the cloud? Have you reviewed the right place? Regards Simon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend visited this restaurant during a quiet period at around 6pm one evening. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was cosy and warm, and we were told to take a seat anywhere. Due to the slightly higher than average prices, and generally good...More

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

Hi There We note your comments and they will be fed back into the Kitchen team, however our Jerk dish is very popular, in the top 5 sellers with no negative comments until yours. Did you raise your issues/thoughts with us at the time??? No???...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for lunch and thought the menu looked good with plenty of choice. Two of us chose the Deli Boards "featuring crusty bread" and local cheeses. Another of us chose the Green Thai Curry which was a chef's recommendation. The deli boards came with...More

1  Thank Nick P
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello A disappointing review from you here. We are having supply issues with "unsliced bloomer" as this is what we usually use. We can only get a "Sliced bloomer" product currently, but we are working on a solution to this. Our cheese is delivered fresh...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to sit out and see the swans in Summer. I enjoyed a drink in relative peace. I haven't eaten there but friends tell me the food is good. Good drinks, friendly staff, great location. A Lancaster feature.

Thank Hillgirl347
MitchellsofLanc, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Hillgirl347 Thank you for taking the time to review following your visit here. Please do call in again and try our food, your friends are right - it's delicious and we've just launched our new Autumn/Winter menu too! Looking forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Lovely pub next to canal. Food looked lovely. Really pleasant setting to take time out during our stay.

Thank Just_in_the_south
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi There We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us!! Hope to see you again soon regards Simon and the team

Reviewed 11 October 2017

The water witch is a good watering hole after a long walk on the canal or after shopping in the city centre not far away there are some good local and guest ales and the food is of high quality and reasonably priced there is...More

Thank john186326
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi There! Thanks for your lovely review. hope to see you back again soon to try our new winter warming menu!! cheers Simon and the Team

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Moorings really close by, a great range of beers and a DIY deli board so you can create your own selection of tasty cheeses and meats, brilliant idea. Must stop by more often when plans allow!

Thank Canalboatman
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi canalboatman! Thanks for your lovely comments, much appreciated regards The WW Team!!

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woodford9
4 October 2016|
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Hi woodford9, We have do have an disable toilet that can be accessed in a wheelchair. Thanks Chris Summers
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Shhhepherd
23 March 2016|
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Hi Children are allowed in until 9pm
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25 October 2015|
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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$24
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster District  >  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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