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Youngs is a pub chain. Most of their locations are in London and South East England.

Do Youngs pay breaks?

No. Most people don’t get paid breaks at Youngs.

Pubs and Bars who pay breaks include JD Wetherspoon, Brunning and Price and Pryzm.

Last updated 6 June 2023

How we know this

Based on data from 71 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2022 and June 2023.

82% 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?

Jobs where breaks are paid

What people are saying about sick pay at Youngs

  • Best thing

    Meeting people and socialising with people

    Worst thing

    The lack of respect from supervisors and managers. The length between breaks. Getting messed around with hours to save labour. Constant stress. Understaffed constantly.


    Youngs Bartender, August 2022

  • Best thing

    It's the career I've chosen and I like it in general

    Worst thing

    Management are too preoccupied with doing "grunt work" to care about how staff are doing or to even offer breaks. Sometimes even during a 10+ hour shift you have to beg for a 5 minute sit down


    Youngs Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    There's not many things that are fine. If you get to work with good people then it's bearable to work in the busy pub of Young's company

    Worst thing

    Hours so long that you break down the next few days. 12 or 13 hour shifts without proper breaks and breaks are not paid and you need to pay for the food at work although you get a discount. Holidays are really hard to get. Managers can be so focused on earning money thru you that the often push you to a breaking point just because they don't care about your mental or physical health. When you call in sick you are always guilt tripped. And when you have days off they always call you in to cover someone. Hourly pay is always a minimum wage and it's incredibly hard to progress because all the managers hate competition and will do insane things just to keep you away from progressing.
    When you get break finally they often don't let you have the entire break and they tell you they need you to be back way to sooner than your break finishes.


    Youngs Front of house, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Pubs can be sociable and entertaining environments, the team is on the whole supportive and pleasant.

    Worst thing

    Lack of clarity on hours, less than legal minimum of breaks, often long hours and often understaffed. Necessary equipment such as card machines and tablets often not working correctly.


    Youngs Team member, June 2021

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