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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best lamb shank i ever had. Staff were nice. Food was excellent. A bit busy but to be expected with the great food they were serving.

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1 Thank R S
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit this lovely location a lot during the summer as I believe the place is perfect for a summers day pint It's located in a nice area, by the side of the canal. This visit, me and one of my friends chose a beef burger and pint of WaterWitch Ale each, the burger was nice in every way, particular... More 

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Thank MagicMart90
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hello Magicmart90 Many thanks for your lovely review See you in summer!! lets hope for a warm one!! Cheers! Simon and the bunch. More 

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

Came in after a few bevvies with my friend and we ordered the caesar salad and the gammon. All the food was cooked to perfection and the service was of 5 star quality. We had no complaints whatsoever, would definitely reccomend to anyone considering eating here. Everything was absolutely perfect.

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Thank mred1995
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi There mred1995 Thanks for your 5* review, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your food and service. See you next time!! All the team @ the witch! More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I came here on New Years Day to fill our hungover boots and exited the premises safe in the knowledge that we had done just that. My partner went to order for the both of us but unfortunately came back with reports that he found the lad that served him acerbic and unneccesarily rude. We put this... More 

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

Hello EVGarn Thanks for your review, and it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you next time. Regards The waterwitch team More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Water Witch is a lovely venue both inside and out, with its best feature being that it is situated on the canal and is perfect for a summer drink. Unfortunately all positives end there. Other reviews have noted that the staff have no sparkle and I couldn't agree more, with most staff members looking fed up and unwilling to... More 

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preston
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit a different location every year on New years eve 2015 took us to New York, 2016 to Lancaster I am not going to compare the two places as they are very different in every aspect of life. We had a meal in the waterwitch pub/ restaurant the experience was as good as dining in Times Square, I booked... More 

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

Hello Michael Thanks so much for your review of 5 STARS!!!! We really appreciate your comments, and we are glad you enjoyed your new years eve with us. Hope to see you all again soon regards Simon and the team More 

Penela, Portugal
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times. It is a very normal, souless, place nowadays with a standard Mitchells menu. Latest trip was same as rest. Food very dull - average at very best. Far from cheap. There are way better places to eat. Not bad location though, especially on rare good days of summer

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Thank foxcroft79
MitchellsofLanc, General Manager at The Water Witch, responded to this review

Hi Foxcroft 79 Thanks for your review, although I disagree with your comments about the menu content. Mitchells of Lancaster is not a brand, and all our sites have different menus with very different content, so there is not a "Standard Mitchells menu" that you refer to. Your description of our food as "Dull" leaves me a little confused, but... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When ordering a Chicken Schnitzel Burger costing £9.25, I expect a full chicken breast, rather than a butterflied breast. This was not the case when I visited The Water Witch the week before Christmas, and so I returned the meal to the manager who kindly replaced my it with something which reflected the price on the menu. I assumed this... More 

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

WHILE, we are always open to CONSTRUCTIVE comments and feed back, we do do not accept the following. 1. The suggestion we CHEAT our customers. 2. The suggestion that we are using LEFT overs 3. The suggestion that our STAFF have no enthusiasm or passion 4. The suggestion that our staff should "Do something else" All of the above we... More 

Morecambe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We, as a couple eat out all over Lancashire most days. After trying the Bowerham Hotel yesterday for the first time, much to our disappointment, we decided to try the Water Witch maybe not hoping for the best. The Blackpudding Starter was the best ever (and we have tried plenty), my Huntsmans Chicken was a tastebud sensation and my partners... More 

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

Hi Katiealanna WOW!! Great review, and we are all delighted you enjoyed your food and had great service! Thanks so much again, and look out for new years offers!!! Regards Simon and the team More 

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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with some friends for a pre Christmas get together on a Friday evening. I was very impressed all round; the service was very good and friendly, the food was great. We all opted for the non Xmas menu. I had Thai salmon fishcakes to start which were a perfect combination of chilli and Thai flavouring. My friends had... More 

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

Hi Linda Thanks so much for a fantastic review! We look forward to seeing you very soon. Thanks again Simon and the team 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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?