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Church Mouse

Chester moor, Chester-le-Street DH2 3SL, England
0191 389 2628
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Shown to our table by a very welcoming waitress, in this typical, chain restaurant from the big brewers or chain restaurants linked to budget accommodation. The waitress took our food order and got it wrong? The problem I am finding these days is the trend not to write down the order? Inevitably, it goes wrong. By the time we received... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This pub was very busy despite its being a Monday evening and we were shown to a table in the window. Service was quite slow due to the number of diners, but the three staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient. We ordered two vegetarian options (there were plenty to choose from), a meat dish and a fish dish. All were... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We used to eat at the Church Mouse most weeks until the refurbishment, when they changed the system from ordering and paying at the bar to table service. Since then, the waiting time for any order of drinks or food courses has been unacceptably long. The staff, who coped admirably before the changes, are insufficient to cope with a weekday... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I have visited the Church Mouse many times over the years and although the food and service have always been OK, I have never felt the need to add a review due to its "middle of the road" quality, however I visited with family on Sunday, I had the Chicken Roast which at >£10 is not cheap, however it was... More

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We arrived here after finding the pub next door (which makes a superb sunday lunch) was closed for refurbishment. we did not have a booking but the staff quickly found us a table in spite of being very busy. the staff were really friendly and helpful. The menu was gorgeous was a couple of specials on which we were told... More

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent food and very friendly staff. Arrived a wee bit early but no problem getting seated. Had a great meal, shame there were no peas though. Not a criticism, just like me peas.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

2nd visit today came with my husband and 6 year old daughter. Had a table booked for 2pm but got there just after 1pm as we'd finished all our shopping. We were told and could see they were busy so we were more than happy to wait and have a drink. Around 10 mins later we were told a table... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

my friends and I meet here regularly for a catch up and the 'early bird' special menu which presents great value for money, good food and sufficient variety/choice. The seating is thus arranged that the tables are clustered into small groups so there is some privacy but decent ambience at the same time - its cosy in the winter and... More

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife & I always use this pub/restaurant when we visit the North East of England, usually staying at the adjoining Travelodge (see latest review). Without fail, the service, food quality & variety is excellent. My compliments to the management yet again for a first class experience.

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England
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We used to visit regularly and enjoyed eating here. However we have not been for a while, and were very disappointed. Yes it is clean and well presented but it has lost some of its rather homely ambience with its refurbishment. Everything is a bit more synthetic and corporate. It has also lost all its excellent waiting staff it would... More

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