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Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 3RJ, England
+44 191 389 2628
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were 12 of us for an evening meal which everyone agreed was very, very good with service excellent. The staff were pleasant and quick with nothing a bother to them. The mini puddings with coffee for £4.50 was absolutely lovely. Someone has had a great idea with that ! Will definitely recommend the Church Mouse

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Thank Selia737
Sunderland
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with my family here ... all of our food was delish ... the kids portions were very decent sized and the thrice cooked chips were Devine .. I had a sole rengdan curry ... quite different and very tasty indeed ... would def go again

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Thank lisathomson1972
Easington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been regulars over the years lunchtime at the mouse,called in today for my usual prawn cocktail and sherry trifle.dissapointed not in the fact they had changed the menu but they had changed the portions.the prawn and so called lobster cocktail was mainly lettuce,think I counted the prawns as six and god knows where the lobster was,the crusty bread... More 

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Thank sadler_jim
Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my daughters birthday meal with her family. We booked for 5.30 and arrived early. Our table was ready so on taking our seats a drinks order quickly followed. Once the drinks arrived we placed our order. While waiting for the first course we felt that the position of our table was getting the draught as the main door... More 

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Thank MrsP52
North East England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can be variable. We recently went twice in one week (when our kitchen was out of action) and the first time was excellent, both food and service. The second time however, it took ages before we finally got our starter, which had obviously been standing in the kitchen for half an hour before it was finally served to us. (this... More 

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Thank Monique M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I come back to the UK I make a point of going to the Church Mouse for a drink I enjoy the pleasant surroundings, I have eaten there a few times and have had no reason to complain and my wife has been to the restaurant more and really rates the food, however three of us went there... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, service and ambience. I introduced my parents to the restaurant and they were really impressed. Steak was excellent and even though we had a starter couldn't resist the puddings.

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Thank Steve W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good surroundings, good food, sadly they had run out of lots of items on the menu when we visited due to increased demand at christmas not sure this was acceptable really but enjoyed teh food we had

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Thank triciawn
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six adults one child, Hunters chicken every thin piece of chicken with hardly any bacon. Smoked bacon ribs with mash potato ribs where over cooked, mashed potato was very very salty. Childs meal sausage and chips as nothing else left was not very nice. Baby changing facilities are very dirty.

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Thank Sandra G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great evening with a nice atmosphere. Had the three course Christmas dinner special. Meal was quick, and everything was really nice. No issues.

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Thank Don M

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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
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH2 3RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  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
9 months ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?