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The Water Witch

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Aldcliffe Road | Aldcliffe Lane, Lancaster LA1 1SU, England
+44 1524 63828
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my parents to the water witch for dinner. Walked in without a reservation on a Saturday evening, so sat in the bar area. Food was good. I had the Chicken Scnitzel burger which was nice. My parents had the Beef pie and the harvesters chicken which were both well received. The pub has a good selection of ales and... More 

Thank Joseph G
Copthorne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Back in the "Witch" first time in a long time. 27 years ago I walked in there, and despite the obvious switch to food based as opposed to drinking pub it has retained the character I loved of old. Food was good, especially the burgers, and good selection of ales and ciders. If only I could have had a pint... More 

Thank rogerkay617
Kendal, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A mix of good and not so good dishes served to the table. The chilli went down well....empty plates all round. The chicken schnitzel (burger) was dry and the beef & ale pie was a bit pot luck. Some of the meat was delicious, other bits chewy. The pastry lid wasn't cooked properly. The service was very good and surroundings... More 

Thank Helen P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stepping in from the cold December night we were greeted by the warm welcoming scent of clove and nutmeg. We were quickly seated by a young waiter to a corner table. We both opted for the beef burger which in both our opinions was the tastiest burger either of us had had in quite some time. The chunky chips were... More 

Thank Andrew P
Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I came for my Christmas staff party this evening, The food was fantastic, especially the Salmon Pate starter, the log fire in the bar area adds a nice homely feeling to the place, i will make sure to visit again shortly.

Thank waynehart1985
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fancy names on the menu, tasteless basic food in reality. tagine turned out to be unseasoned carrot and squash, without sauce, on top of overcooked pasta.

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

Hi There I would be grateful if you could give us call regarding your review, to get to the actual facts surrounding your visit to us. By the way, the Tagine ( a very popular dish) does not come with pasta as you say in your comments. It comes with Cous Cous. You can get us on 01524 63828 Regards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came in here for dinner with my girlfriend, I was greeted by friendly staff and the largest choice of ciders I have ever seen in a pub! I really like the rustic feel combined with the real log fire. We ordered food which arrived very promptly. I had a black pudding and bacon starter and a lamb shank both... More 

Thank theManInGrey94
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello the maningrey94 Thanks for your review and complementing our pub. We try to keep 8 ciders available and its proving to be very popular! We are glad you enjoyed your food and hope you visit us again soon regards Simon More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on bonfire night witch was a Saturday. Despite being packed with diners and drinkers we were soon found a table by a smart young chap. As it was a nippy night both my partner and I plummer for a winter warming dish each of beef chilli and trio of sausages. Both meals arrived in good time and were of... More 

Thank flonro11
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi Flonro11 I remember your visit, as we were hunting for a table for you! Great that you enjoyed your meal before before going on to the fireworks! Hope to see you again soon regards Simon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner last Friday. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The pub has a great selection of beer and ciders and the real log fire gave it a homely feel. I had the lamb shank which came with seasonal veg and mash. It was really tender and fell off the bone! My boyfriend had the mushroom pie... More 

Thank Cheeseface95
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi there! Wonderful review from you and certainly appreciated. I will feedback you comments to all the team Regards Simon More 

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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here for food before (and have generally been impressed) Just drinks on this occasion, a great selection and a nice atmosphere (quiet but not too quiet) to enjoy them in. Thanks very much!

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

Hi Thanks for your review! We have recently increased our "real cider range", and now offer up to 6 different ciders and 6 hand pulled real ales at any time! Thanks again Regards Simon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $23
Bar, British, Pub, Delicatessen
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
Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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?