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Church Mouse

€€ - €€€, British,
Front Street | Chester-le-Street, Chester Moor DH2 3RJ, England
+44 191 389 2628
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
12:00 - 22:30 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Front Street | Chester-le-Street, Chester Moor DH2 3RJ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Black hair /pube found in the batter of an onion ring on a recent visit. Complained and was told it was a piece of food. I’m no chef but doesn’t look like it to me.

Thank andrewgibson1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant today as a family of four adults, one teenager, two toddlers & a baby! We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals (all 3 courses). Service was excellent and the waitress was very accommodating to our children, food was absolutely beautiful. Will definitely...More

Thank Amziiee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took my mother for Sunday lunch. After a forty minute wait our lunch arrived. Vegetables cold, meat tough, so tough it was inedible. No jug of gravy, unlike the picture they show. For twelve pounds a total rip off, waste of money. Went to the...More

Thank 303Lesley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this because it was dog friendly. This is the only positive thing I can say about our visit. We booked for 6.30pm, had the lobster and prawn cocktail for starters which wasn't great and we were still waiting for our mains at 7.40pm....More

Thank librarian71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for a meal as we were staying at the adjoining Travelodge which had a connecting door to the Church Mouse pub/restaurant which is a Vintage Inn establishment. It has just all been fully refurbished and is looking really good and has super...More

Thank Zale S
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Zale S, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Church Mouse

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to call in to this pub as it’s been a while. Unfortunately there is a lot of renovation going on drilling hammers ect. But found a seat away from the noise. There did not seem to have any dust anywhere well done to the...More

Thank David R
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

David R, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The Church Mouse. i appoligise for the work as we go throught our refurbishment, we close on the 11th till the 17th so hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time for awhile since we have been in here and probably the first time on a lunchtime. Not too busy on a weekday lunchtime, plenty of table to choose from and service was excellent and very pleasant staff. The usual ‘vast’ menu to...More

Thank Steve S
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve S, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Church Mouse. We're happy we could meet your expectations! our refurb will be complete on the 17th of november so we look foward to having you back and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and her husband and son visited The Church Mouse at around 6pm on Sunday 21st October 2018 and she opted for the Sunday lunch. Sadly it turned out a complete disappointment. Like me she has enjoyed many good meals here hence my still...More

Thank Brian S
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

im sorry we let you down on this occasion and your comments will be reviewed with the kitchen team to ensure this does not happen again, I hope we will see you again in the future to show you that this was a one off...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the Travelodge for 3 nights so this adjoining restaurant is very convenient. 5 stars for last nights service and meal so went back tonight. 1 hour wait for my main course (no apology) then 40 minutes for dessert by which time I'd gone...More

Thank geocollies
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Geocollies, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We regret that you had a negative experience, and will use this as an opportunity to improve. We strive for 100% satisfaction, and its disheartrenihg to find out that this was not the case. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub was delightful, the server was really polite and helpful. The food was nice. The pub was decorated lovely and vintage style, very nice atmosphere

Thank chelseafulcher
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Church Mouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Chelsea, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Church Mouse! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Alex - The Church Mouse

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Andrew W
16 August 2017|
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Response from andr_g163 | Reviewed this property |
If you are planning to watch Leeds beat Sunderland on Saturday eve, I'd definitely book there- think they do!
Christine H
17 April 2016|
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Response from Steven A | Reviewed this property |
Sadly there is no kids playing area.
16 October 2015|
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Response from ShawDurham | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome outside most places these days, they always have a large bowl of water outside for your dog. X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street | Chester-le-Street, Chester Moor DH2 3RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Chester Moor
  • Phone Number: +44 191 389 2628
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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