Do Youngs pay breaks?

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

Pub and Bars who pay breaks include Boom Battle Bar, Heineken and JD Wetherspoon.

Last updated 10 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 57 job reviews from people who work at Youngs.

74% 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 pub and bars pay breaks?

  1. Boom Battle Bar Only some people get paid breaks
  2. Heineken Only some people get paid breaks
  3. JD Wetherspoon Only some people get paid breaks
  4. BrewDog Most people get paid breaks
  5. Punch Pubs Only some people get paid breaks
  6. Brunning and Price Only some people get paid breaks
  7. G1 Group Most people get paid breaks
  8. Loungers Only some people get paid breaks

What people are saying about sick pay at Youngs

  • 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 Employee, 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 Employee, June 2021