Chocolate Lock-Ins

There’s something special going on at your local Hotel Chocolat store: once we’re opening our doors after hours and inviting just 10 guests in for an exclusive secret tasting.


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Welcome to a Chocolate Lock-In! As one of just 10* VIP attendees, you’ll be greeted with a glass of Prosecco before mingling with other guests over a chocolate tasting, sometimes with a pairing – it could be anything from red wine to cocoa gin or even a herbal infusion with cocoa shells.

The store team will be on hand to answer your questions during the 45-minute event, as well as giving you your Secret Cards, which entitle you to your £10 ticket price back off anything you purchase on the night. If you’re lucky, the team may have a little something extra waiting in the wings for you as well – but you’ll have to come along to find out what it could be…


  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Max. number of guests: 10*
  • Included: Prosecco on arrival, five chocolates each to taste, £10 ticket price reimbursed on any purchases made on the night, a mystery envelope each…
  • Over 18s only
*Some locations can host more than 10 guests.

Event dates may vary store to store, please check the dropdown menu for dates and start times.

Each date has it's own theme:

22 – 24 January – Well Fruited
14 February – Valentine’s Lock-In
26 - 28 February – Caramel Six Ways
12 - 17 March – Cocktail Hour
26 - 28 March – Mother’s Day
9 - 14 April – All About the Egg
23 - 25 April – Patisserie Through a Chocolatier’s Lens
7 - 12 May – Supermilk
21 - 23 May – Best Whites
11 - 16 June – Best of the Best
25 -27 June – Rare and Vintage
9th – 14th July – Mellow Milkiness
23rd – 25th July – Kings and Queens of Praline
6th – 11th August – Terrific Truffles
20th – 22nd August – Summer Fruits
10th – 15th September – Cakes and Bakes
24th – 26th September – The Darker the Better
8th – 13th October – The Velvetiser
22nd – 24th October – Caramel Six Ways
5th – 10th November – Vegan

Edinburgh Festival Dates

Friday 2nd August ~ Caramel Six Ways
Saturday 3rd August ~ Kings and Queens of Praline
Monday 5th August ~ Patisserie
Tuesday 6th August ~ Rare and Vintage
Wednesday 7th August ~ Well Fruited
Friday 9th August ~ Patisserie
Saturday 10th August ~ Caramel Six Ways
Monday 12th August ~ Kings and Queens of Praline
Tuesday 13th August ~ Well Fruited
Wednesday 14th August ~ Terrific Truffles
Thursday 15th August ~ Caramel Six Ways
Friday 16th August ~ Patisserie
Saturday 17th August ~ Kings and Queens of Praline
Monday 19th August ~ Rare and Vintage
Tuesday 20th August ~ Caramel Six Ways
Wednesday 21st August  ~ Patisserie
Friday 23rd August ~ Mamma Mia
Saturday 24th August ~ King and Queens of Praline
Monday 26th August ~ Caramel Six Ways

Cornbury Festival 

17th June ~ Strand and Sunderland
18th June ~ Birmingham Burlington, Cribbs Causeway, Inverness, Maidstone and Oxford
19th June ~ Belfast City Hall, Colchester, Derby, Harrogate, Kingston, Leamington Spa, Newcastle, Regent Street, Romford, Solihull and Taunton.
20th June ~ Bath, Beverley, Bracknell, Brighton, Bristol, Bridgend, Brushfield Street, Bury, Cambridge, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chancery Lane, Cheapside, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chester, Chichester, Dublin Henry Street, Dundrum, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow Buchanan Street, Guildford, Hereford, Hitchin, Ipswitch, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester Market Street, Milton Keynes, Moorgate, Newbury, Nottingham, Sheffield, Stamford, St Albans, Truro, Tottenham Court Road, Victoria Street, Wandsworth, Windsor, Worcester and York
21st June ~ Bolton, Canterbury, Lincoln, Plymouth and Southampton.
22nd June ~ Belfast
23rd June ~ Cheshire Oaks and Shrewsbury.

You can also book a Chocolate Lock-In by contacting our Tasting Team at or 03444 93 23 23 (Monday–Friday), or by speaking to staff at your local store.





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