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The Water Witch

$$ - $$$, British,
Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
+44 1524 63828
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Deli, 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 590 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The food here is on the expensive side and disappointing, however I have only eaten here twice and the rest of the time I've throughally enjoyed just having a drink on the canalside with the ample seating.

Thank Harry C
MitchellsofLanc, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Harry C Thanks for the review - we hope to see you again soon - maybe try our new menus when they are launched?

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went here last night with friends and the outside space is great, thankfully didn't have to wait too long for a seat either. It was reasonable that for a pint, wine and amaretto and coke it was less than £12. The new menu looked...More

Thank slocker1
MitchellsofLanc, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi slocker1 Thank you for giving us top marks in your review - please try our food next time you visit?

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked along the Lancaster River walk and stopped at the Water Witch after reading it was dog friendly. The weather was beautiful so we sat outside. It was heaving so I was very surprised when I went in and saw that only one till...More

1  Thank Lottiegen
MitchellsofLanc, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Lottiegen Thanks for leaving a review - your comments have been noted and we hope you and your dog visit again soon to give us another try.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with three Spanish academic colleagues. Having had great food and service in the past I gave the place top billing indicating that in my opinion it was probably the nicest place to eat in Lancaster. Well the beer and venue both remain as...More

Thank smartbooge1
MitchellsofLanc, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello smartbooge1 We were very sorry to read this review. We hope you do choose to bring visitors here in the future - maybe when we launch our new menus?

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for a few pints and a view of the canal. The fruit ciders were amazing. Loads of places to sit.

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

Hi Jordan W Thanks for giving us top marks - come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest places to lunch in Lancaster 😁 We had a cheese board and sat out in the sun. Would go back everyday

Thank markfE6840CC
MitchellsofLanc, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi markfE6840CC Such a lovely review - thank you so much! And you'd be more than welcome here every day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous food, Best Sunday lunch by far. Nice friendly staff, great service. Couldn’t ask for more.Will definitely return. Do not miss this pub, you’ll regret it lovely❤️😡!

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

Hi Cazarell Wow what a stunning review. Thank you so much and please do visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with some of my family who I hadn’t seen for a while & we came here for a change to see what it was like and it didn’t disappoint at all. It was very welcoming and the staff were attentive and friendly....More

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

Hi JustLeeLee Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. The whole team really appreciate positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here today. Advertising 2 course Sunday lunch £12.95. My wife ordered at the bar and got 2 soft drinks and 2 roast beef lunches which were good. She went back to order 2 puddings and paid the bill while she was there. She...More

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

Hello woodysweekendsaway We're sorry to read this review. We're currently reviewing staff training and also a new menu so we do hope you decide to give us another go?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After ringing round a couple of town centre eateries to find everything was fully booked on a Saturday night, decided to give the Water Witch a go. Five minutes brisk walk from the Castle a signpost directed us down the towpath a short distance to...More

Thank gd427
MitchellsofLanc, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi gd427 Some locals may well be missing a trick! Thank you so much for a lovely review, we hope you choose to visit us again soon.

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woodford9
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
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
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$25
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, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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