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Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 3RJ, England
+44 191 389 2628
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love rare steak but so many places insist on overcoming it - not here. Here, it was perfect. We had a lovely 2 course meal for a reasonable price. I would say that at the time of our visit I was avoiding wheat and found the choice very restrictive (hubby gained onion rings from my main and biscuits from... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this review

Do_fish_get_thirsty, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. More 

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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Next to a fairly bland Travelodge , this pub provides a nice looking alternative to those places usually found near such hotels. However despite the homely appearance , the food was just an OK production line type offering Just average !!

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General Manager A, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this review

Thank you, Lilicockerpoo, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in mid afternoon on a Sunday. The restaurant was packed. However we were soon shown to a table. The waiter took an order for drinks and gave us the menu to peruse. After 10 to 15 minutes our order was taken. My wife went for the Blacksticks Blue Cheese Fondue as a starter and I chose the Oven Baked... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this review

Hi Brian G, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at The Church Mouse take our reviews very seriously. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our party had already booked ahead and asked for our table to be trimmed up a little. Amanda was our host and she made the night very special for us. The food and drinks were reasonable as expected from a chain but she made the night just exceptional so thank you very much. If we lived closer we'd... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this review

Thank you, Pootle7473, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. We always love to receive great feedback.Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch here. Charming olde world style and lots of cozy little nooks and crannies to sit in make this a great, relaxed pub environment to sit and enjoy a great meal. They have an extensive menu as well as a reliably diverse specials board so we ended up with a wide variety of dishes between us.... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this review

Hairgone_ronay, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Church Mouse. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived with no booking but we still got a place. It was in a dark corner. We ordered our drinks and waited awhile about twenty mins but they went to the wrong table. I couldn't eat anything off their menu so I asked for a children's menu. My partner ordered the hunters chicken with chips. I ordered chicken with peas... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this review

Sharon R, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. If you'd like, please contact us to make your experience a positive one. The Church Mouse, 441913892626 More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we've been this month, first time as a party of 9, this time as a couple. Had full 3 courses with coffee. Food was excellent and the team were knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating with my dietary requirements.

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General Manager A, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Watson1410. You really made our day today.Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

went to church mouse today for lunch,ordered our drinks diet coke for my mrs and i had lemonade, very little flavour in the drinks which is always a bad sighn, both ordered steak rump and ribeye medium to well, waited about 30 mins for food to arrive, both steaks burnt black and dry as old leather, a handful of frozen... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this review

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at The Church Mouse take our reviews very seriously. we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. If you'd like, please contact us to make your experience a positive one. The Church Mouse, 441913892626 More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to the mouse and will be back! Food was of a good standard and the service was quick. On entry a welcome from a member of staff would not go a miss, but hay we are not living in the USA and they where busy around lunch time. Still enjoyed the ambience of the place, plus a lively... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Elvis087. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Church Mouse. We always love to receive great feedback.Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

London, ON
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104 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No excuse not to have a rich list of quality craft beers in this day and age. Non-starter for me. Didn't try the food. Won't be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 3RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Chester-le-Street
  • Phone Number: +44 191 389 2628
Description
The Church Mouse in Chester-le-Street is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
11 months ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?