Do JD Wetherspoon pay breaks?

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

Pubs and Bars who pay breaks include Boom Battle Bar, Heineken and BrewDog.

Last updated 17 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 337 job reviews from people who work at JD Wetherspoon.

50% 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.

Which pubs and bars pay breaks?

  1. Boom Battle Bar Only some people get paid breaks
    6.9
  2. Heineken Only some people get paid breaks
    6.7
  3. BrewDog Most people get paid breaks
    6.3
  4. Punch Pubs Only some people get paid breaks
    6.1
  5. Brunning and Price Only some people get paid breaks
    5.8
  6. G1 Group Most people get paid breaks
    5.6
  7. Shepherd Neame Only some people get paid breaks
    5.5
  8. Loungers Only some people get paid breaks
    4.9

What people are saying about sick pay at JD Wetherspoon

  • 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)

    7.3

    JD Wetherspoon Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Bar work

    Worst thing

    Long shift and less breaks

    5.0

    JD Wetherspoon Employee, 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

    2.6

    JD Wetherspoon Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    The staff bond and relationship
    A select few regular customers

    Worst thing

    Irregular breaks
    No door staff so staff are always one down to be on door
    Abuse from customers
    Lack of work life balance
    No parking
    Pub manager is incompetent
    Mental health isnt taken seriously

    1.4

    JD Wetherspoon Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    No breaks very stressful

    2.8

    JD Wetherspoon Employee, June 2021