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The Water Witch

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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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Darwen
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Great place by the water lots of history great staff always happy to help good selection of real ales will definitely go back in summer to sit outside

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Thank ebeeson
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here on a Monday lunchtime when dropping my son back off at Uni. The food was lovely, freshly cooked and arrived quickly. There was an ample selection of cask ales and ciders; I've told my husband he should visit when he does the next Uni run. Right next to the canal with plenty of seating outside.

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2 Thank HoneyBee32
Penicuik, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with my wife and parents during a short stay in Lancashire. We had a really excellent meal - all lovely, homemade produce and superbly prepared. The waiting service was equally good - attentive, caring yet not overly intrusive. The restaurant is tastefully decorated in a lovely part of Lancaster situated by the canal side. This place deserves... More 

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2 Thank Ewan A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon at this canal side tavern food was excellent and the attention to detail of the staff team was first class they did literally go the extra mile on presentation thank you

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

Tony, Many thanks for your review. Thanks for your comments and we hope to be seeing you again soon. Regards Simon More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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401 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for lunch with my friend yesterday and it was nice as always. I like that there is a veggie section to the menu , although I'm not veggie I have veggie friends so it's important that they have choice. I would like this place to experiment and have the menu a bit more varied like it used... More 

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1 Thank slocker1
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for the review! New menu Live on 5 April! See you soon regards Simon More 

Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Water Witch with my Dad and Step-Mum for Sunday dinner. We all went with the beef roast dinner. When it arrived it didn't look like much (it looked like a small portion), but it was great. There was a nice variety of vegetables on the plate with the beef, and the Yorkshire pudding was fine. My Dad... More 

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

Hi Kathryn. Thanks for your review, and I have passed on your comments about the portion sizes. Looking forward to seeing you soon. New menu live on 5th April!!! Regards Simon More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Waterwitch is known throughout Lancaster and everyone can tell you where it is. It sits on the Waterside of Lancasters Canal a wonderful place for a leisurely drink and great food. Worth a visit.

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Thank tyoung264
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi There Champion review!! Thanks so much, and we look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Simon and the team More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to eat out one evening and give the Water Witch a try, food and service was just OK. For the money we didn't especially enjoy it, it was just OK, but nothing special.

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

Hi There, Bit of a vague review? Hope to see you again Simon More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic day out at the Waterwitch. I planned a birthday afternoon for a friend and 10 guests. Chris and the team there, couldn't have actually been more helpful. They organised a special area on the balcony where we had so much fun! balloons for the table, birthday cake and candles. The food was excellent and the service even... More 

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Thank MichelleClarke72
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi Michelle Many thanks for this review. It was a pleasure to look after your lovely group on the your visit to us. regards Simon and the Team More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot on the canal and pleasant staff; however this does not compensate for the food. The soup was tasteless, the chilli and rice was like a cheap microwave meal, not home made. My partner who normally likes anything had the trio of sausages and said it was the worst meal he's ever had. This meal almost spoiled our day.... More 

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

Hi There R H I have messaged you privately to make contact with me to discuss your visit to us. Just a couple of things. Our chilli is a home made product, and is not microwaved as you suggest. Why did you not raise any issues at the time of your visit to us? Especially, as you put it it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $22
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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?