Driving Theory Test Centres in Gloucester

The historical cathedral city of Gloucester is where you can find the second theory test centre located in Gloucestershire. It seems only right as this is the official county town!

This test centre is nice and centrally located, making it a convenient option for learners living both in and around the county. In this guide we cover a wide range of details that will help to make your theory test day a breeze! Read on for wait times, pass rates, local amenities and more!


Eastgate House 121-131 Eastgate Street Gloucester Gloucestershire GL1 1PX

Phone Number

0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.


Arriving at Gloucester Theory Test Centre

By public transport

No wheels? No problem! Gloucester theory test centre is easy to get to via public transport, which is lucky as the reason you’re here is that you’re yet to earn a licence!

One of the most popular ways to get in and out of Gloucester is by rail. If you fancy taking a train to the test centre, you’ll find that it is an easy-breezy 7-minute walk from Gloucester railway station.

If you think that sounds simple, wait until you hear about the bus options! Atik Nightclub bus stop is situated right outside the test centre, meaning you barely have to spend any time on your feet if you can catch a bus here!

For more information on the transport serving Gloucester, head over to the Gloucester City Council website.

By car

Of course, if someone is willing to give you a lift (or you can afford a taxi) you could always arrive at your theory test by car. Let the person driving know that the postcode of the test centre is GL1 1PX. Whether they use a sat nav or go old school with a map, this should get them to the right building.

Speaking of the building, you’re looking for Eastgate House, which is a brick building with black railings running along the street entrance. It is located just off the A430, so chances are you’ll be heading towards this road.


If the person driving you intends to drop you off and come back later to pick you up, it should be a fairly simple process. On the other hand, if the driver wishes to leave their car parked while you sit your test, they need to be aware that the test centre itself does not provide parking.

There are, however, some options close by. You can try Station Road car park (GL1 1QD) which is a very handy 3-minute walk from the test centre. Here you’ll be charged £2.20 for 2 hours of parking. If you have no luck there, make your way to Hampden Way car park (GL1 1SX). This one is 5 minutes away and charges the exact same price.

Pass Rates by Year

The pass rates at Gloucester theory test centre over the past few years don’t exactly paint a pretty picture. It’s on the decline and currently sits below the national average. The thing is, though, this doesn’t really tell you much about how you personally are likely to fare here. Focus more on the studying than the stats and you’ll do just fine!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
47.8% 48.0% 48.2% 45.6% 45.0% 55.0% 54.1%

Guides and Tips

The pass rates at Gloucester theory test centre over the past few years don’t exactly paint a pretty picture. It’s on the decline and currently sits below the national average. The thing is, though, this doesn’t really tell you much about how you personally are likely to fare here. Focus more on the studying than the stats and you’ll do just fine!

Ready to Go?

Nearby Theory Test Centres


It’s imperative that you get a good night’s sleep before the theory test, as this will mean that your brain will be fresh and alert when it’s time to focus. If you don’t live in Gloucester but want to take your test here, why not stay in a local hotel when the time comes? We’ve listed some options that suit a range of budgets below.

The Edward Hotel ★★☆☆☆

This is a privately-owned hotel located in a Victorian townhouse that sits a 16-minute walk away from the test centre. A far cry from a chain hotel, The Edward is just brimming with unique character. For one thing, it boasts not one, but two galleries! The second of these includes a conundrum that takes some people years to solve. Will you be able to crack the code in one night? Book a room and find out! 

New County Hotel ★★★☆☆

Just an 8-minute walk from the test centre, this convenient little spot can offer you a good night’s sleep at a reasonable price. Rooms come with useful amenities like free WiFi, access to parking and tea and coffee making facilities. There’s also a 24-hour front desk, so staff can be on hand at all hours, should you need them.

Holiday Inn Gloucester-Cheltenham ★★★☆☆

If you prefer to stay in a recognised chain, you have the option, it’s just a little further afield. Despite the name, this Holiday Inn is much closer to central Gloucester than it is to Cheltenham. By car, it should only take you 10 minutes to reach the theory test from here. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and the hotel has all the usual extras you would expect, including an on-site dining option and complimentary parking. 

Places to Celebrate

Finished with the theory test and fancy toasting yourself? There’s nothing wrong with that! Check out some local watering holes that come pre-approved by us, below.

The Doctors

If you’re only looking for a swift drink before heading home, you can’t go wrong with The Doctors—it’s just a 3-minute stroll down the road from the theory test centre! Specialising in gins and cocktails, this cosy and friendly pub will welcome you in with open arms. While you’re enjoying a drink, you can take in some sports from one of the 18 individual screens dotted about the place!

Dr Foster’s Waterfront Bar & Restaurant

The medical theme is purely accidental here, because we also couldn’t miss Dr Foster’s Waterfront Bar & Restaurant off our list. As you can guess from the name, this place has lovely views along with some cracking food and drink options. Everything is made from premium ingredients and the whole place enjoys a chilled, relaxing atmosphere. If this tickles your fancy, you can find it a 13-minute walk from the test centre.

The Chambers

Part of the Greene King branch, this classic British pub offers a wide-ranging menu of food and drink along with some truly great deals. If the weather permits, you can even enjoy your refreshments out in the beer garden. Failing that, head inside and watch some sports on the telly. It will take you around 8 minutes to walk here from the test centre.

What Happens Next?

And that concludes our exploration of Gloucester theory test centre. If you decide to take your test here, you’re sure to benefit from the convenience of its central location and access to a wide range of useful local amenities.

The theory test is just the beginning of your learner driver journey. As soon as you earn that pass certificate, it’s time to start thinking about the practical side of driving. Find an instructor, schedule some lessons and book your test nice and early to avoid long wait times. If you learn to drive with PassMeFast, we can even fast-track your test, to get you passed as quickly as possible!

Didn’t manage to pass the theory test the first time? Not to worry—you’re certainly not alone. Get another one booked as soon as possible (the DVSA requires that you leave a gap of 3 working days) and make sure you study hard to ensure a successful outcome.

Learning to drive can be quite a stressful and lengthy process, so let PassMeFast make it easy for you. Simply select one of our courses, and we’ll do the rest. Our team will find you an instructor, book your test and be on hand to answer any questions you may have along the way. Give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 to get started, or hit the button below!

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