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“Consistently excellent”
Review of The Water Witch

The Water Witch
Ranked #24 of 245 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $23
Cuisines: Delicatessen, British, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a great place - fantastic beers, fabulous location, wonderful food - they even sell cheeses in the bar!
The food is all beautifully cooked, and presented in a mouth-watering way. Truly the best of gastro pub fare, at really reasonable prices. You can tell that there's a chef in the kitchen and not just a cook.

  • Visited February 2013
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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Really good value, exceeded expectations!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Went to take advantage of the steak deal on Sunday (2 steak meals and a bottle of wine for £20 Sunday 6-8) and was really happy with the meal. Service was great, not too long to wait for the meal, and the steak was actually rare unlike most restaurants where you ask for rare and get medium. The wine was great and the guest ale was really nice. Friendly atmosphere and beautiful location. There are picnic benches outside for customers, have eaten out there in the summer next to the canal and it's fantastic.

  • Visited January 2013
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not bad at all!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

I went with my fiancees family to this pub. Had a great meal, good service. Will def go again when we can afford to. The onyl downside is the slightly high price.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Bob H
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Staff are friendly and provide excellent service. Lovely atmosphere with a good selection of real ales. We were a party of four who all had different meals, they were all delicious and served quickly. The desserts were exceptional. We will definitely be returning in the near future.

  • Visited January 2013
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pub”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

One of the best pubs in Lancaster lots of choice of real ales good food nice to sit outside by the canal in the summer

Visited October 2012
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