Driffield is one of the newer theory test centres, having only been open since September 2016. Located in the middle of the picturesque market town, this test centre is a great choice for those living further away from the larger towns and cities of East Yorkshire. In this guide you’ll find everything you need to know about Driffield’s transport links, local amenities and pass rates!
0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.
2-3 months Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.
By public transport
The theory test centre is less than half a mile from Driffield train station, which means if you arrive by rail it’ll only take you 6 minutes to get to your test! It’s still always a good idea to leave yourself plenty of time, though, so that you can get settled in before the test actually begins.
If you’re more of a bus person, the closest stops to Class Hall are Driffield Middle St South and Driffield Market Place. They’re a 2 and 4-minute walk from the test centre, respectively. For more detailed transport information, including times and routes, consult the East Yorkshire Motor Services or the Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership websites.
Prefer to have full control over the journey and drive to the theory test centre? Simply tap YO25 6QW into your trusty sat nav and follow the directions given. On most routes, you’ll likely end up on the A614, which cuts between Little Driffield and Driffield itself. The centre is in the middle of a suburban enclave, so keeping an eye on street signs will help you avoid getting lost. You can turn on to King Street from both Middle Street and Beck Side—so look out for these in particular.
As the centre sits at the edge of a residential area, you’ll probably struggle to find a free parking spot on the street, so it’s best to set off with a particular car park in mind. The closest one to the theory test centre is Beckside car park, where you’ll be charged £2 for 2 hours. Handily, it’s only a 3-minute walk to the centre. For those who really love a bargain, the best option is East Gate car park. It’s a slightly longer 5-minute walk to the centre, but you get 2 hours of parking for free!
There’s no avoiding it—at first glance, Driffield’s pass rate is a bit all over the place. Do not be alarmed. The up and down numbers are mostly down to sample size and the fact that it is a fairly new test centre. For 2017/18, the number of people who took their test in Driffield is not available, which means it was relatively small. This can result in extreme pass rate figures, as one person’s result has a much larger effect on the overall average. And, as you can see from the 2019-20 figure, the situation is rapidly improving! Every test centre provides the same test, anyway—the pass rate is not a signal of how likely you are to pass here.
Guides and Tips
You are much more likely to ace the theory test if you do plenty of preparation beforehand. That means studying and revising. There are plenty of resources out there that will help you in this process. Check out some of our favourites below.
Nearby Theory Test Centres
Try not to let nerves get the best of you when it comes to the day of the theory test. A sleepless night beforehand could hamper your chances of success. In fact, if you’re not actually from Driffield but want to take your test here, it’s worth considering staying in a local hotel the night before your test. Here are the nearest lodgings to Driffield test centre:
Just a 4-minute walk from the test centre, you’ll find this sleek and comfortable chain hotel. It still retains bags of character thanks to its location in a listed building dating back to the 18th century. With top of the line spa facilities and a bar stocked with over 300 whiskies, you’re sure to have a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
This beautiful boutique hotel is located 5-minutes away from where you’ll be taking your theory test. It boasts 14 individually decorated rooms, luxury amenities and a delightful bar and restaurant on site. A perfect option if you fancy something a bit more unique and memorable for your stay.
Your final option is a little further afield—a 45-minute walk, or 10-minute drive, to be exact. You might consider the journey worth it, though, when you see this delightfully charming little B&B. With stunning rural surroundings and comfortable beds, this is a great place to relax before the big day.
Places to Celebrate
Once the test is over, you could treat yourself to a celebratory drink. Driffield may be a small market town, but you still have plenty of options! Here are a few local watering holes you could check out before heading home:
Part of the Craft Union Pub Company, this local favourite is a great place to drop by for a quick pint. Be warned, though—once you settle into the fun and friendly atmosphere it might be hard to leave! This is a lively spot that hosts a DJ multiple nights a week.
This family-run independent joint is the only micropub in the area. It has a real traditional feel and offers a range of real ales, tasty ciders and pub snacks. All that’s left for you to do is pull a stool and enjoy! Oh, and keep an eye out for Peppa—the dog that the pub’s named after.
If you’re looking for a younger crowd and don’t mind more of a party atmosphere, Georgie’s Bar might be more your kind of thing. With great drinks deals, loud music and a dancefloor, you’re sure to have a night to remember! A perfect place for a post-test celebration!
The Driffield theory test centre might not be located near many major cities, but it’s the best option if you herald from the northern part of East Yorkshire. Transport links in the area are fairly reliable and the market town does boast a number of pleasant local amenities.
Theory test done and dusted? Great stuff! Now onto the main event—the practical test. Locate the theory test pass number that you’ll find on your certificate and use it to book a test online. If you’re from Driffield, your closest practical test centre options will be Bridlington, Scarborough and Hull.
Not got your theory test certificate yet? No problem! Many people struggle to pass first time, so you are not alone. It’s easy enough to simply book yourself another test—just make sure to leave a gap of at least 3 working days from your last one. That extra time will come in handy for a quick revision sesh, anyway!
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