Landlords are preparing for 8million thirsty punters to down around 31m pints in shady beer gardens.
As temperatures are expected to soar to 34C, today will be the biggest pub beer sale since the England men’s football team played in the World Cup last summer.
The nation is also caught in the grip of football fever this year after the women – the Lionesses – stormed through to the semi-finals of the World Cup in France.
Former England captain David Beckham, who watched from the stands on Thursday night, thanked the team for inspiring his daughter Harper.
Posting a picture of his girl, seven, outside the stadium following the game, he said: “Thank you for inspiring Harper and the next generation of Lionesses.”
Meanwhile, bosses at Greene King brewery say the “perfect recipe” for summer is four pints slowly sipped during a three-and-a-half-hour drinking session followed by a barbecue.
A spokesman added: “An eye-watering 31 million pints of beer will be drunk.”
And parts of Europe are in the grip of the heatwave, with the temperature in southern France hitting a record 45.9C.