JD Wetherspoon

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JD Wetherspoon is a pub operator. They run Wetherspoon pubs and Lloyd's No.1 Bars.


Do JD Wetherspoon pay breaks?

Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks at JD Wetherspoon.

Pubs and Bars who pay breaks include Brunning and Price, Pryzm and ARC Inspirations.

Last updated 7 June 2023

How we know this

Based on data from 216 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2023 and June 2023.

41% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

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What people are saying about sick pay at JD Wetherspoon

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Staff conditions are terrible and have for years promised more, air con in kitchen always breaks in summer so staff are forced to work in 40 degree heat (proven by temperature gauges)


    JD Wetherspoon Kitchen associate, May 2023

  • Best thing


    Worst thing

    Stressful managers, long hours, short breaks, rude customers


    JD Wetherspoon Associate, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The people i work with

    Worst thing

    Breaks when closing and limited food for staff feeding (cant have a side and a meal)


    JD Wetherspoon Kitchen associate, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Bar work

    Worst thing

    Long shift and less breaks


    JD Wetherspoon Bar staff, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Plenty of hours, good team ethic.

    Worst thing

    Breaks too short, the minimum applies which is 15 mins for 6 hours or under or 30 mins for 6-8 hours.

    No extra pay for bank holidays


    JD Wetherspoon Bar associate, September 2021

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