It's National Pizza Day! What better way to celebrate than with a hot slice and a cold G&T? Here's some of the best spots in the UK where you can enjoy a tipple and this tasty dish side by side...
1. The Beautiful Pizza Boy
This south London pizza place specialises in Neapolitan pies - or 'real pizza,' as many fanatics will claim. Open for brunch, lunch AND dinner, and boasting a cocktail list that could even put a bar to shame, it's a must-do for any pizza-loving gin fan who finds themselves in the City. Try the 'Plans & Pomaces', a ginny drink paired with the favourite Italian digestif, grappa.
The name of this spot practically screams gin, so it may comes as a surprise that they boast their own speciality pizza selection to serve alongside your drink! With lengthy and exciting menus for both their tipples and their pies, narrowing down the selection can prove a challenge. But don't worry, Juniper are happy to create your own pizza or cocktail - it's basically a gin lover's dream come true!
3. The Merchant
You'll find this boozy pizzeria nestled in the heart of Liverpool's Ropewalk district. A fairly new addition to the scene, it's already a hit among locals and visitors alike! Boasting a gin bar that offers more than 50 bottles and a New York-style pizza bar that offers cheesy goodness by the slice, the atmosphere is only further enhanced by the live music that fills the air.
4. The Black Seal
Located right along the beach on Wales' Holy Island is this contemporary British restaurant, featuring an extensive Gin Bar and a custom built wood-fired pizza oven for your perfect Pizza Day pairing. No matter what your tastes, you'll find a boozy cocktail to wet your whistle here - and a gluten-free option for your 'za means that anyone can enjoy!
5. Trade Union
This giant space right by Tower Bridge has been described as 'A grown up playground for discerning Londoners' - and justly so. Not only can you get your gin and pizza fix here, the 6,700 square foot space is also host to a coffee shop, florist, and barber shop in case you fancy touching up your hair before a night of fun. The best feature of this place? Masterclasses! You can book a gin or pizza masterclass (or both) to learn about the art of crafting not only the perfect tipple, but the perfect pie.
6. The Old Kings Head
Dubbed, 'The Pizza Pub', this traditional-looking cottage specialises in stone baked pizza. Proudly boasting a selection of 44 gins, you can happily pass the time here snacking on some cheesy goodness and sipping cold G&Ts; join their Gin Club and get to 13 tipples, and your 14th will be free!