No bookings for tables just first come first served.

Due to the current Covid climate and major changes with in the old library, for the foreseeable future we will not be retuning to fine dining. 
we hope that given enough time and the old saying "Don't run before you can walk" we can look to the ever changing industry and take the restaurant in a different direction. We thank everyone who has supported and continues to support us, but for now we are going to operate in a new way and look on the bright side of life.


Preserves coming soon

Meet The Chefs

Amy Mitchell, Joe Suttie & Lewis Mitchell

Joe Suttie and Amy Mitchell are locally grown chefs who have become renowned in and around Ashburton for their talent in cooking.

making they're way into the waitrose good food guide, aa and lonely planet guide have given them a great step forward on opening they're restaurant.

You may know Amy and Joe from their delicious creations previously at The Agaric Restaurant or during various “pop up” events that have taken place throughout the town, but now they're excited to announce the opening of their own restaurant; The Old Library, located in the heart of Ashburton, Dartmoor.

They're passionate about supporting their community and creating sensational homemade dishes using high quality ingredients. Therefore they source their ingredients locally and use neighbouring tradesmen; from veg growers like Cuddyford Meadows, Garry and Elise at Country Cheeses to their photographer James Higgin & Josh iskander


Ambrose Vevers has shared his outstanding carpentry knowledge and skill to help create the restaurant interior and hand craft their furniture.

Joe and Amy work hard to deliver memorable dining experiences whilst always ensuring their menu ideas are fresh and innovative to keep everyone's tastebuds tingling!

(update covid-19 2021) Now the hospitality sector is in lock down Amy and joe continue to open but as a "high end takeaway" but also offer private bookings.



Private dining sample tasting menu

minimum 6 people maximum 10

£100 p.p

with wine included



Poached langoustine, marinated radish & spiced tomato veloute



Chicken liver parfait, prosciutto crisp, mushroom & pickled shallot



Pan seared cod, roasted celeriac & garlic espuma, fennel, crayfish tails & crab bisque



Cannon of lamb, poached parsnip, asparagus, Marrow fat pea, smoked crème fraiche & lamb jus



Raspberry soufflé & black current sorbet

Vegetarian  & vegan options available, please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements

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Amazing food amazing people!

Can't wait to go again!

Gavin Teague, Exeter, Devon

At Your Service

Tel: 01364 652896 |  Email:


Opening Times








Breakfast-Brunch      Dinner





9am-2pm                          5-8pm

9am-2pm                          5-8pm

Closed                                Closed

Where To Find Us

The Old Library Restaurant is located in the centre of Ashburton, Dartmoor opposite the town car park.

The Old Library, North St, Ashburton, Devon

TQ13 7QH


Make a Booking for private dining

Tell us about your event or booking and we can
begin the creation process.
Please leave a phone number and let us know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies.
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