CIRCA 1886 RESTAURANT

WELCOME “BACK” TO THE DOODLE SPOT –

Wentworth Mansion and Circa 1886 Restaurant are part of the Charming Inns® family.

I believe that’s where we ended the first half of this months featured “Groovy Hidden Treasure.” The Boys were joining us for dinner behind the hotel in the converted carriage house…

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The restaurant harkens back to a simpler time – 1886, the year the pet friendly Wentworth Mansion® and its two story red brick carriage house were built – to invoke the culinary traditions of that era.

Even though we ate outside, the ambiance and excellent service mirrored indoor dining…

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The chef combines the French, English, Caribbean and African influences popular during that time with a modern flare, putting a new spin on old dishes and presenting them with a playful and engaging Southern attitude.

Let me ask – have you ever eaten somewhere and wanted to try EVERYTHING on the menu? #tellthetruth

It was so difficult to choose (took me forever) – but we had no regrets with our selections.

Here’s my entree and Lee’s dessert. #doodlelicious

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A tour of the Mansion seemed appropriate after dinner. It was a struggle for me to leave this library. I could sit in there and blog my life away…

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The original owner of the Mansion was a local fireman. Story has it – he would climb up the cupola and walk the circumference in search of any signs of a fire. It’s height allowed him to see the entire city of Charleston.

Today, you can walk outside on its deck and the view is spectacular…

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Meet Linn, the owner of Charming Inns® and newest fan of the Boys…

LUNCH –

Another entity of the Charming Inns® establishment is a downtown eatery called…

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Located on famous “King Street” you can grab a bite to eat inside or as we chose – outside with our Boys…

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Pet friendly Kitchen 208 is a great place for outdoor dining, Charleston style!

pawfect atmosphere…

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…where our boys felt right at home…

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT –

Our mini vacay was over. #doodlegoneit It was time to “go home” and it was hard to leave.

Wentworth Mansion and Circa 1886 Restaurant are part of the Charming Inns® family of four elegant and historic bed and breakfast inns all located within the heart of downtown Charleston.

We stopped by the pet friendly Kings Courtyard Inn to show you one of three private courtyards perfect for a few moments of solitude or intimate conversations…

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ONE MORE THING –

Do you remember in Monday’s post I chuckled at the bandana’s and snacks left on the bed for Harley & Jax?

When we returned to our room later that night, we found an “after dinner human treat!” strategically placed on the fireplace mantel #theythoughtofeverything

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We hope you enjoyed our two part #doodlespot story…

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DISCLOSURE: Groovy Goldendoodles™ was not compensated monetarily for this review. We received a complimentary one night stay plus meals. Groovy Goldendoodles™ only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. All opinions are my own, swayed only by Harley & Jaxson’s tail wagging approval. Charming Inns® are not responsible for the content of this post.

This is our “wordy” contribution in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

45 Comments
  • Monika & Sam
    March 9, 2016

    Oh yum-may! The food looks fabulous and can I just say, that patio is sooooo very cool! ღ

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Monika – I wanted to lick the plate LOL

  • Tiffany Bennett Cuartero
    March 9, 2016

    So FUN!! The boys look really cute all dressed up.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      When it said “fine dining” we just had to break out the ties! LOL

  • Elaine
    March 9, 2016

    Wentworth Mansion and the restaurant look amazing. We travel a lot with Haley so I’m definitely bookmarking your posts. We’re in North Carolina occasionally but next time we’re down there we need to keep heading south and visit Charleston.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Oh yes Elaine, there are tons of places you’ve got to visit. Haley in tow #ofcourse

  • Talent Hounds
    March 9, 2016

    What a beautiful mansion. So great it’s dog-friendly, there’s nothing worse than places that ban pets. The boys look extra white and fluffy for the trip too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      I know what you mean Talent Hounds. I have yet to find such a place with the exception of an indoor restaurant #understandable

  • Erik N.
    March 9, 2016

    I love it when fabulous places aren’t afraid of a little fur! The doodles just fit right in there!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Me too Erik!I am amazed with the number of places here in Chas. that are so welcoming to pets. #lovethisplace Thanks for stopping by – come back soon 🙂

  • The Daily Pip
    March 9, 2016

    OK, now I’m starving! This was a really fun post and definitely makes me want to visit Charleston. I have never been, but it’s definitely on my list.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Me PAWsonally? I think Charleston is a great place to put on your list 🙂

  • Lindsay
    March 9, 2016

    I think they should be the Inn’s mascots, it’s just so fitting. They look like they’ve thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 😉
    The views are INCREDIBLE!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      The place is magical Lindsay – and I totally agree about the mascot idea! Let’s just speak it into existence.

  • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
    March 9, 2016

    The food looks absolutely delicious! Maybe – if we ever get back to Charleston – we’ll treat ourselves to a meal there. And hopefully you and Lee and the boys will be able to join us.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Most definitely!!! We’d love to join you 🙂

  • LeeAnna Paylor
    March 9, 2016

    that does it! We’re coming! I don’t know when but I so want to come visit Charleston again, this time with Cole and DH. I was there another time and it’s so charming.

    And here comes the Bravo show again, set in Charleston. Do you know any of those characters? LeeAnna

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      HA! Well come on down LeeAnna 🙂 I haven’t met any of the Bravo folks, I do know that the pups on the show aren’t theirs – they use rescues from the local Animal Shelter #cool But you know me – I’ve got to ask if anyone might want to work wit a Doodle #noshameinmygame

  • Dolly the Doxie
    March 9, 2016

    Mom’s never been to Charleston but after seeing the beautiful dog friendly places she definitely wants to visit now! Love Dolly

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Well Dolly, pack your overnight bag full of treats, toys and hats and come on down! We’d love to show you around!

  • Jan K
    March 9, 2016

    It looks like you had such a lovely time! That is so great that the Inn also provides pet sitters – they really did think of everything! But it’s even better that Charleston is pet friendly so that you could take the boys to many other places.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      They do think of everything Jan and we met the pet sitter too! The photo of he and Harley came out too blurry. We didn’t use the sitter service because we wanted the Boys with us. Great feature to offer. Yes, Chas. is definitely a place for dog lovers.

  • Emma
    March 9, 2016

    What a wonderful weekend getaway! Sometimes old is good…as long as the food wasn’t from 1886!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Old is rich in character (like me and Katie!) it was a really fun weekend Emma!

  • Robin
    March 9, 2016

    What a gorgeous place! I would absolutely love to visit a place like that. 🙂 It looks like Harley and Jax got to have a lot of fun while they were there. You are so lucky to have all of those beautiful things so close to you! That is one of the hard things here in Detroit. We have a ton of amazing history, but a lot of the buildings have been destroyed.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Robin – there is so much to see and do, and since the weather is beyond gorgeous most of the time – I find myself out and about more than ever before. Sorry to hear about Detroit- it stinks when people are so quick to tear buildings down never realizing it’s rich history and true beauty. Hope you’re able to visit Charleston one day. We’d love to meet you!

  • Dashlilly
    March 9, 2016

    Bravo!!! I loved Charleston when I visited a few years ago — and now I want to go back! And bring the doodles. What a great post. What a great place! Thanks for sharing and making it all sound so enticing! Dash is packing his bow tie as we speak!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Love it – tell Dash to come on down. Hope these monthly hidden treasures about my pet friendly city bring more doodle friends to visit. We’d love to see you all again!

  • Jasmine Bachrach | About Pet Rats
    March 9, 2016

    Wonderful! Love the video and all the fantastic photos. You sure know how to live it up!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Het Jasmine, I’m just living in a Doodle world. I owe it all to the Boys! Have a great week my friend…

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    March 9, 2016

    Such a beautiful hotel. I would never believe that they were so pet friendly. I’ve never had chicken fried salmon. Yumm. Now I want catfish. We should find a really good restaurant when we’re in Arizona.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      You’re on Kimberly. It’s a date 🙂 Imagine an entire city like the hotel – that’s one reason this is my happy place…

  • Yvonne Smith
    March 9, 2016

    Cathy,
    I truly enjoyed your story of the Wentworth Manison and It’s exquisite decor and its mouthwatering meals.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      Good! When you get here we will take the Boys (and the men) to the restaurant for dinner. #pawmise

  • Spencer the Goldendoodle
    March 9, 2016

    What an amazing place! Love dog friendly places! Definitely not enough of them!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 9, 2016

      You’ve barked out a mouthful Spencer – every city should be over flowing with pet friendly places. It makes for happier people #Ithink

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    March 9, 2016

    What a great time, beautiful photos

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 10, 2016

      Thank you JoAnn, it was an experience I probably will always remember – vividly!

  • Jackie Bouchard
    March 10, 2016

    That looks like a great mini vacation! Looks like the boys were perfectly well behaved guests too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 10, 2016

      Jackie, I was beaming with pride at how well they behaved. Later the maniac came out – but at least Jax listened to Doodle Dad while we were there LOL

  • M. K. Clinton
    March 10, 2016

    What a wonderful mini vacation! I must admit that my eyes kind of glazed over at the sight of chicken-fried salmon. OMD! Dieting is HELL! LOL! That is a gorgeous hotel. ♥

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 10, 2016

      I never ate chicken fried salmon before in my life – I remember chicken fried steak as a child, I wanted to try it and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it again. You’ve got to come down here and spend sometime, get inspiration for another book. We’ll dine on chicken fried salmon together 🙂

  • Christine Caplan
    March 10, 2016

    I love the picture of the dogs in the library!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 10, 2016

      Thank you Christine – I love the library 🙂

  • Cathy Bennett
    March 14, 2016

    Awwhh – thanks Honey – (and Honey’s humans) 🙂

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