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About Us

The multi-award-winning Water Witch is situated on the picturesque Lancaster canal, a five-minute stroll away from the hustle and bustle of the historic city centre.

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.

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.

Chris, our Head Chef sources all of our products wherever possible from local British suppliers, enabling us to reduce our food miles and serve you the very best of what’s in season. 

We are dog-friendly in the pub, water, treats and cuddles always available!

We are a small independent team who have grown our business from the bottom up, by looking after our loyal customer base and providing them with fantastic food and drink. We use local products where ever we can. Over 70% of our ales all come from breweries less than 50 miles away.

We are extremely proud to have teamed up with Virgin Wines to offer over 20 wines by the glass and a further 26 on our wine list.


The most important part of our business is our customers. Most of our team have been with the business for a number of years and we pride ourselves on giving a warm welcome and the best personal service. We hope you enjoy the Waterwitch and please let us know what you think. Should you have any comments about what you like or what we might be able to improve, please let us know.

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