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Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
+44 1524 63828
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great real ale pub on tow path of Lancaster canal. Located in the city centre, a good choice of fine ales & good quality pub food. Family friendly & plenty of outdoor seating.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Popular canal side pub. Great selection of real ales, both local and further afield. Food lovely, just a shame the kitchen staff didn't quite get the order right. Apart from that we will certainly eat here again.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Water Witch is a popular place situated on the canal side. The food served is really good and if you havve a window seat it is very pleasant watching the boats going past

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1 Thank James Q
Lancaster, UK
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We eat here quite often but have never had the Sunday lunch. The beef & the pork were amazing, home made Yorkshire Puddings, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, carrots, broccoli & cabbage with bacon and plenty of 'real' gravy! The staff are first class & alway polite & attentive. Well done Simon, Gabby, Chris, Gav & the whole team!

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

Hi There! Thanks for your tremendously complementary review! Putting out a good Sunday lunch is a tough job, as everyone likes it "How Mum or Gran Used to do it!" We do it from scratch, and are proud to use fresh home cooked ingredients and vegetables. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. cheers!! Si and all the... More 

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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The outdoor seating is a hit in summer and the food is always of a good quality. For those who enjoy real ale, this is also a good spot and they offer a range of ales which you can sample in 3rds if you like.

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

Hi Christopher F You have WOW'd us with your 5* review. Many, thanks Regards Si and all the team More 

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set alongside the Lancaster canal, this is a prime location to eat and drink. The interior is of good decor and spacious. The Deli Boards are very good value for money. Staff are attentive. Food is speedy. Toilets are pub toilets, they're bad.

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

Hi Paulmyatt Thanks for your review and your comments about our food and the team. Our loos do indeed need a smarten up, and hopefully this will be done shortly. Thanks again! Simon Morrissey General manager More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch menu was great with plently to choose from, and they have the good highchairs - lovely to sit out by the canal in the summer weather!

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1 Thank MrsWaters_2016
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi There Mrs Waters Thanks for your review and kind comments about our lovely pub Hope to see you again soon Regards Simon and all the team More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great pub with canal side seating. They stock a good selection of wine and beers. The food is excellent whether for a snack or an evening meal. Always a friendly atmosphere.

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1 Thank 178joe1947
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello There! A great review from you, most welcome! Thanks again for your feed back and 5 stars! Regards Simon and all the team More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal sat outside watching the boats go by. They have a large selection of real ales on offer and also a good selection of food to go with it.All staff are very polite and friendly. They have obviously been well trained and it pays off,making a lovely atmosphere. With it being situated right on the canal bank... More 

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

Hi There Andy A lovely review from you and much appreciated! The team were delighted with your kind words. We hope to see you again very soon cheers Simon and all the team More 

N Yorks
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having returned to Lancaster 25 years after meeting at Uni, we decided to try out our former watering holes! We were not disappointed with the food, location and atmosphere! THursday night was also quiz night which added to the overall amibience. The food was tasty and plentiful and there was a range of guest beers on offer. Was lovely to... More 

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

Hiya Julie I am pleased you found your return visit an enjoyable one, and I am sure the place has changed somewhat! Thanks for your review, and we welcome you back soon! Best wishes Simon and all the team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Delicatessen
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 63828
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?