About The Church Mouse
Closed for refurbishment
The Church Mouse will be closed for a few days from 9pm on Sunday 19th May while we spruce up our interiors. Don't worry, our doors will re-open from 11am on Friday 24th May, when the place will be sparkling with even more rural charm and rustic character. More on our makeover...
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.
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.
Adjacent to our pub restaurant is a Travelodge hotel.