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All 198 Lancaster Restaurants

The Water Witch

Canal Tow Path | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
+44 1524 63828
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Ranked #59 of 198 Restaurants in Lancaster
Cuisines: English
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Paris
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we visit this place every time we go to lancaster food is great chef is doing a great job.nice atmosphere winter and summer

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Ulverston
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153 reviews 153 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This pub is wonderfully situated in central Lancaster by the side of the Lancaster canal. On a good day you can sit outside at one of the many canal side tables and watch the world float by. There is a great selection of beers and wine and the food is very good. It is certainly one of my favourite Lancaster... More

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Florence, Oregon
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We pulled off the highway looking for a place to eat and found The Water Witch. We were pleased with our find. It took a while for the kitchen to prepare our food, but everyone in our party was pleased with the result.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Don't eat here often but when we have the food has been good. The menu is not large but there is ample choices for all tastes and there is also a specials menu which changes from time to time. There is a bit of a wait for food when the pub is busy but after all this is not a... More

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New Delhi, India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went there in middle of winter night for dinner. Next to the canal and a great walk up to the restaurant. Canal was frozen in mid December and the place was rather less occupied. But what amazing choice of food and wine. Had one of the best meals of my life. Highly recommended

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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

we have been to the water witch several times, its just so lovely to sit outside with a nice cold beer watching the ducks and swans and the barges go by . On this occasion we decided to try the food there was four off us and we all ordered the steak, we didn't have to wait too long the... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for the lovely review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we are glad that you are happy to recommend us. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Emma More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We decided to try the Water Witch instead of one of our usual haunts for a change, as it was such a lovely evening and the Water Witch is in a lovely position right on the canal. As we entered the bar, we were greeted by the friendly staff who were more than happy to explain what the beers were... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello, I am realy sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We do try and rectify any problems at the time of the visit and I am pleased to hear that the waiting on staff did offer you alternatives and a complimentary dessert. I will pass on your comments to the chef as the Steak... More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A regular haunt of ours whether for a few real ales, a quick lunch, or a slap up meal. Recent meals have been off the special lunch time menus which are so good for the price and very tempting that you think 'why bother to go home and cook?' There is always a tempting seasonal change to the menu, and... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello Pat, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely and extensive review of your experiences at The Waterwitch. I am so pleased that we eet your needs and expectations on your regular visits to us and it is such a pleasure having regular customers like you. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind... More

England
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152 reviews 152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited here recently after not visiting for sometime, staff very friendly, excellent choice of food and drink. Settled on the deli board which came with thick crusty bread. An alternative of crackers would have been nice - but couldn't fault the food. Will return - excellent spot for a stop off if in a boat or on a walk or... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for such a lovely review of the Waterwitch, I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. I will pass on your compliments to chef regarding the deli board also. Look forward to seeing you again soon Kind Regards, Emma More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I've been a resident of Lancaster all of my life and have watched the infamous Water Witch change hands numerous times. I've eaten and drank in there on many occasions, however, I've never submitted a review until now. We visited the establishment for a faultless, reasonably priced Sunday dinner, however, I was pretty much concerned about the cleanliness of the... More

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WaterW_13, Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and we are happy to hear that you enjoy our Sunday lunch and that you regurlarly visit us. I would like to apologise if you thought our standard of cleanliness was not sufficient, we take pride in the appearence of the pub and are worried that it was not right... More

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Address: Canal Tow Path | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
Phone Number: +44 1524 63828
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
Cuisine: English

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