We started back in 1997 when a group of Publican's (individuals who own Pub's) banded together to ensure young backpackers were provided with the best working holiday opportunities to the UK.

Our founders wanted to give young Aussie, Kiwi and Canadians arriving in London a head start, with a paid job and comfortable accommodation. The Original London Pub Co was born and started helping travellers feel confident on arrival. In 2009, we rebranded to the UK Pub Co, which better represented our growing operation that now covers the entire UK! Our enthusiastic and knowledgable full-time staff are ready to answer your questions and support you in preparation for one of the best years of your life.

Why UK Pub Co?

Working with us means having tailored support every step of the way when planning your working holiday. 

In the lead up to your trip, our team will work closely with you to identify your skills, interests and ideal destination. Once we’ve done this, we will present you with a placement that ticks all the right boxes! 

Whether you’re more at home behind the bar, waiting tables, or preparing hearty British food, we have a constant demand from our placement partners who seek motivated, hard-working and outgoing individuals seeking guaranteed employment across the UK. 


There are two key benefits about working holiday placements with the UK Pub Co. Firstly, we plan to place you with your job before your chosen arrival dates, that way you know you’ve got work to walk into. Secondly, all our working holiday UK jobs come with accommodation, so you’ve got a place to live as well. A big part of all of this is that our programme gives you piece of mind. Arriving in the UK without a job can be very costly, with our help, we place you into a paid job which means less stress, less time without work and less money spent trying to get settled in a new country.

Life in The UK

A Working Holiday in the UK provides you with endless opportunities!

Guaranteed employment and accommodation means you will have the time and cash to really soak up all that the UK has to offer!

On your days off, you’re free to take in the history and charm of your new neighborhood and beyond. From the beautiful, pebbled beaches of Brighton; to the rolling hills of Yorkshire; the world really is your oyster! 

Don’t forget, everything is so close in the UK so even lunch in the thriving metropolis of London isn’t out of the question. Did we mention Europe is (on a sunny day) viewable from the UK coastline?

Great experience!

“I had an amazing experience through the UK Pub Company being placed in an awesome bar in Central London. The UK Pub Company made my move to London super easy and I feel like I saved a lot of time by being given a job and a place to live before I even arrived in London. Their responses were very quick via email and they made everything simple, quick and easy to complete.”

Madeleine, NZ

Where to next

If you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding Working Holiday experience then the UK Pub Co is for you. Take a look below at programs on offer. 

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