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Reopened - are going to be introducing the prepay app for food and drink orders, table service as well, no customers standing, no service at the bar, we will have a one way system in place, huge outside area available, bookings being taken and is strongly advised to book, we are also going to have a takeaway food and draught beer option available.

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Water Witch

(also known as Waterwitch)

Tow Path, Aldcliffe Road

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9
12 - 8 Sun

About the Pub

Wedged between the towpath and a retaining wall, this is a long, narrow pub, with bare stone walls and floors. A mezzanine floor and the space underneath it are used mainly for dining. There are seats on the towpath. Moorings for canal boats. 3 × 1/3 pint trays available.

Historic Interest

The Water Witch was a passenger packet boat that once plied the Lancaster canal. The building, originally a canal company stable block, assumed its present name and use in 1978 - the first true canalside pub on this stretch of water.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Cross Bay Halo

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Water Witch, Lancaster


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    2 handpumped ciders, various.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme


  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz night Thursday.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Open mic night Wed.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Water Witch

Tow Path, Aldcliffe Road

Sat Nav Reference

54.04377, -2.800695


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On canal towpath near Penny Street bridge

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