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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.

Lewis Mitchell has been with the team from the start and new to the role of junior Head chef.

Lewis has most certainly stepped up the mark in the kitchen and is pushing the team to higher standards, already receiving aa rosettes and mentions in waitrose good food guide. keep an eye out for this one.

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.


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!



Breakfast And Brunch Menu

 Serving 8am-2pm

first come first serve

Here at The Old Library Restaurant Everything is made fresh to order so please sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.


The Old Library Breakfast

Rashers of bacon, sausages, free-range egg, black pudding, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans & toast.


Veggie Breakfast

Vegetarian sausages, free range egg, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, sautéed potatoes & toast.


Do’in Time

Organic rolled porridge oats topped with muscavado sugar and butter.


Hot Diggidy Dawg

Our own recipe spicy hotdog, in a pretzel bun with jalapeno aioli, crispy bacon, caramelised onions & sauerkraut.


Breakfast burrito

Local butchers chipolatas, smoked streaky bacon, sautéed potatoes, cheddar cheese, organic eggs & English mustard.

Curious Croissant

Filled croissant with Poached eggs, rashers of bacon & avocado.


Get your freak corn

Sweet corn, chili & coriander fritter sour cream, house salsa and poached eggs.


Yal salty bovine

Salted local beef with New York style aioli, little gem lettuce, smoked cheese & gherkins in homemade focaccia.



Toasted homemade focaccia with creamy garlic mushrooms & poached eggs.


Mr Oink

Charred homemade Sour dough topped with hogs pudding, sausage, bacon & fried egg.


 Tie the Knott

Homemade focaccia sarnie with Fish goujons, pickled cucumbers, rocket salad & dill aioli.



Sample evening set menu




Olives £3

Beetroot pickled egg £1.50  

Bread and oils £3


To start


Poached fish of the day, poached pear, parsley and pear sauce


Roasted pigeon breast, oats, beetroot tartar & sorrel


Fish of the day gravadlax, smoked sour cream & radish


Jerusalem artichoke tartlet, confit egg yolk & truffle



Best end of lamb, stuffed cabbage leaf, poached parsnip, & red wine jus


Pan seared fish of the day, smoked onion puree, fennel, crayfish tail, & crab bisque


Spinach stuffed chicken breast, roasted leek, celeriac, dill gnocchi & a Medlar jelly jus


Mushroom risotto, king oyster mushroom & soy sauce jelly

To finish


Raspberry soufflé with a blackcurrant sorbet


Hot Rich dark chocolate & salt tart with blood orange


Pineapple & dark rum parfait sandwich 


Selection of local chees, crackers and homemade chutney


2 courses £35 3 courses £40

Amazing food amazing people!

Can't wait to go again!

Gavin Teague, Exeter, Devon

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Opening Times








Breakfast-Brunch      Dinner

8am-2pm                          6-8:30pm

8am-2pm                          Closed

8am-2pm                          6-8:30pm

8am-2pm                          6-8:30pm

8am-2pm                          6-8:30pm

8am-2pm                          6-8:30pm

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


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