A CARLISLE chocolate shop is to host a number of 'lock-in' experiences.

Those with a sweet tooth will be able to sample a variety of different chocolates during the after-hours taster sessions, which are only open to a maximum of ten people per event.

It takes place at the Hotel Chocolat store in Carlisle city centre.

A spokesman from Hotel Chocolat said: "Attendees will 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 hot chocolat."

The next events at the Carlisle store take place on March 12 and April 9, both starting at 6pm.

The April session will focus on the theme of Easter.

Tickets cost £10 each, are only available to those over the age of 18, the sessions last a total of 45 minutes.

To book, visit: hotelchocolat.com/uk/secret-events.html