Seasonal food in unspoilt surroundings

About The Church Mouse

The Church Mouse in Chester-le-Street is a country pub & dining 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.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

A little pub history

The mining community of Chester Moor has been in need of refreshment since the first colliery opened in 1889, with over 700 men and boys working in the pits by 1940. Following the closure of the final colliery in the 1960's, The Church Mouse now welcomes locals and travellers making the journey between Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Sunderland.

Make a day of it

The Church Mouse is a good base from which to explore many attractions such as Riverside Park in Chester-le-Street. Its central feature is a 16ft castle inspired by Lumley Castle which overlooks the park.

The Church Mouse - Latest offers and news

A new season of fine wines turns a visit to a Vintage Inn into a voyage of discovery.

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Our Opening Times

Our standard opening times are below but we may open earlier on certain days depending on local demand so please do call us to check if you would like to visit us before midday.

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm.
Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm.