This is where Hotel Chocolat will be opening in Lincoln next month

Award-winning chocolatier brand Hotel Chocolat will open a new store on Lincoln High Street next month.

Hotel Chocolat, which first launched in London in 2004, is expected to open in the former Ernest Jones shop next to H Samual on High Street on May 18 – the first shop for the brand in Lincolnshire.

Photo: Herry Lawford

Hotel Chocolat currently has 93 shops as well as a number of cafés and restaurants around the world.

Some 10 new jobs will also be created in the area.

A spokesperson for Hotel Chocolat previously told Lincolnshire Business: “The store will be one of our retail stores which will be selling everything from elegant gift boxes of chocolate to your everyday chocolate fix, all made according to our mantra – More Cocoa, Less Sugar – for a satisfying cocoa hit, it will also be serving our ‘Ice Cream of the Gods’.”