We’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you.
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.
Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, as well as our seasonal spring dishes, and we’ll be ready with a well-stocked bar, including cask ales, fine wines and British gin to suit very taste - which will taste all the better when enjoyed either in our beautiful gardens or by our crackling log fires.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Picture this: a warm, inviting country pub, nestled in the heart of your local community, brimming with character and charm. Welcome to Vintage Inns in Chester-le-Street, where tradition meets modern comforts to offer you an unforgettable experience.
At Vintage Inns, we believe that great food is at the heart of every great pub experience. Our chefs take pride in crafting classic country pub meals, each plate a testament to our love for hearty, wholesome food. From our signature dishes mouthwatering Sunday roasts, our menu is as varied as it is delicious. Sign up to our email club to be the first to hear of any future exclusive offers.
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.
What’s a pub without a fantastic selection of drinks? At Vintage Inns, we've curated an impressive range of cask ales and fine wines to tempt even the most discerning of palates. From traditional, locally-brewed ales to a world-class selection of wines, there's something for everyone at The Church Mouse. Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you find your perfect pour. Speaking of our staff: we’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.
The Church Mouse is a dog friendly pub in Chester-le-Street.
We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available
to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!
Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment
for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.
Call The Church Mouse on: 0191 389 2628
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