Rust And The Wolf

Welcome to Rust And The Wolf - our new café and lifestyle store in the vibrant town of Ashburton, in South Devon.

We opened our doors in November 2018, in what was once a neglected old car garage. We’ve dubbed the café area of the business the ‘Spray Shop Café’, as this is where the cars were re-sprayed after repairs were done. The warehouse-style environment was a perfect fit for the chic, industrial vibe we wanted to create. We hope you like it too!

Rust and The Wolf was the brainchild of owner Mat, who ran our online store for several years prior to setting up our café and lifestyle store. His interior designer wife, Siobhan, then came on board.  Together, they and the wonderful team of front-of-house staff and chefs hope to bring you not only a feast for the palate but also a feast for the eyes, with our combination of imaginative dishes and fun, funky surroundings.

We are often asked where the name Rust And The Wolf comes from. The shortest answer is that the Rust in the name reflects Mat’s never-ending hunt for old vintage items such as rusty old signs and old iconic industrial pieces that have a history and a story to tell. The Wolf element embodies a wild, free-roaming way of life - harking back to a primeval time of the wild predator in the forest. The two combine to show the strange juxtaposition that we face within the world today where the metropolitan and natural worlds collide.

We take pride in sourcing all our ingredients from producers within striking range of Ashburton. Our eggs are of course free-range, our sustainably-sourced fish comes from The Fish Deli across the street and our meat is sourced from local Dartmoor Butchers. Our smoked salmon is from Jacksons in Newton Abbot, where it’s smoked using traditional methods. Even our coffee comes from Buckfastleigh!

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Please note - we are currently only taking bookings by phone on 01364 652402.


Opening Times

Our brunch menu and lunch specials are served between 9am and 3pm.

After 3pm, we will continue to serve our excellent coffee and a selection of cakes.

On Friday and Saturday evenings our ever-evolving dinner menu is served between 6pm and 9pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Tuesdays: 9am - 5pm

Wednesdays: 9am - 5pm

Thursdays: 9am - 5pm

Fridays: 9am - 10.30pm

Saturdays: 9am - 10.30pm

Asset 1.png

Awesome Food, Great Drinks, Good Vibes

sand in my pockets-2033.jpg


The beginnings of our new cocktail menu are coming together.
We look forward to welcoming you for a tipple soon.

Old Fashioned
Long Island Iced Tea
Cadillac Margarita
Moscow Mule