Driving Theory Test Centres in Yeovil

Thinking of taking your theory test in Yeovil? You’re in the right place! This is PassMeFast’s complete guide to the Yeovil theory test centre. We’ve looked at the stats, scoured the area for useful local amenities and checkout out the best ways to get in and around this charming southern Somerset town.

Buckle up, then, as we delve into everything you need to know about the Yeovil theory test centre! We’re talking wait times, transport links, study aids and more!


The Coach House St Nicholas Close Penn Hill Yeovil Somerset BA20 1SF

Phone Number

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

Waiting Times

1-2 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.


Arriving at Yeovil Theory Test Centre

By public transport

Before you can even take the theory test, you need to be able to get there on time. Unsurprisingly, lots of learner drivers turn to public transport to help them with this step. If you’re arriving at Yeovil Pen Mill train station, prepare yourself for a little bit of a trek. It takes around 24 minutes to walk from here to the theory test centre.

If you’re happy to do that, great! If not, you might want to take a bus as well (or instead). The closest stop to the theory test centre is South Street. From here you need only walk for 3 minutes to get to the centre.

For further information on the transport links serving Yeovil, head to the travel and transport section of the Yeovil Town website.

By car

Perhaps someone has been nice enough to offer you a lift to your theory test. In that case, thank them profusely and whack the postcode BA20 1SF into a sat nav. Set off in good time and follow the directions.

The theory test centre is located on St Nicholas’s Close, which is a largely residential street. It is a large stone building with large windows and steps running up one side. It is also distinguishable by the large driveway in front of the entrance.


When you arrive at the test centre by car, all of that space out front might look like a very tempting place to park. Sadly, though, this is not designated for visitors. The person driving you to your test need not despair, though, because we’ve gone to the trouble of finding you some nearby parking options.

The most convenient option is probably Park Street car park (BA20 1NH). It’s just a 4-minute walk from the test centre and charges a very reasonable £1.30 for an hour of parking. The downside is that 1 hour is the limit and there are only 15 spaces available.

Alternatively, then, you might prefer to try Petters Way car park (BA20 1UN). This one is also a 4-minute walk from the test centre and will set you back £1.70 for 2 hours of parking.

Pass Rates by Year

The pass rates for Yeovil theory test centre are consistently above the national average, which may be comforting news for some. The thing is, though, these stats don’t really reflect how well individual learners are likely to do if they take the test here. The theory test is the same wherever you take it, but all learners are different. The key to success lies in thoroughly preparing yourself for the test.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
50.4% 50.2% 48.7% 49.8% 49.7% 58.3% 55.3%

Guides and Tips

Learner drivers intent on earning a licence as soon as possible should spend a decent amount of time studying for the theory test. It is split into two parts: a multiple choice section and the hazard perception test. Make sure you have a strong grasp of the material you will be tested on and take mock tests to measure your progress.

The resources listed below will be a great help in this process:

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Nearby Theory Test Centres


Getting a good night’s sleep before your theory test is imperative. It means you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and clear-headed so that you can give the theory test your best shot. If you don’t live in Yeovil, you might consider staying in a local hotel before your test. Here are a few nearby options:

Premier Inn Yeovil Town Centre ★★☆☆☆

The local Premier Inn is handily located just a 10-minute walk from the theory test centre. Each room comes with a power shower, comfy Hypnos bed and free WiFi. There’s even a handy desk and chair where you can squeeze in some last-minute revision before the test!

The Manor ★★★☆☆

Even closer to the test centre, at a 7-minute walk, you’ll find The Manor Hotel. It’s an impressive Georgian manor house with a secluded garden and large conservatory to boot! The perfect setting in which to relax and unwind before the big day. Rooms are supplied with comfy beds and free WiFi. Plus, there’s a pub and restaurant onsite. All you need rolled into one!

The Keep ★★★☆☆

Our last option is the closest to the theory test centre. Stroll 3 minutes around the corner and you’ll stumble upon The Keep, a lovely little boutique hotel. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and you benefit from a shower, ironing board, Freeview TV and hairdryer. You’ll be showing up to the theory test centre primed, preened and ready to impress!

Places to Celebrate

When your theory test is over it’ll be a case of congratulations or commiserations. Whichever it is, grabbing some food and drink in the local area can only improve the situation! Here are some places to check out:

The Butcher’s Arms

If you’re looking for somewhere convenient to grab a nice pint or soft drink, it doesn’t get much easier than The Butcher’s Arms. Simply stroll around the corner and within about 5 minutes you’ll find this classic British pub. With real ale, real cider and a real fire all available inside, you might get so cosy that you don’t want to leave!

Union Street Brasserie

Food on the brain but don’t want to travel far from the test centre? This delightful place is also just a 5-minute walk away. Whether you want to relax on a couch with a nice cup of tea, or grab a table and order something from the extensive menu, Union Street Brasserie has you covered. Handy tip: the full English breakfast is available at any time of the day!

Beefeater Steak Restaurant

Perhaps all of that thinking has made you really famished. For the carnivores among you, sometimes there’s nothing like a good old steak. Thankfully, just an 11-minute walk from the theory test centre, you can reach this belter of a steak restaurant. Beefeater does serve other types of food as well, but you really can’t beat the beef! Pull up a chair and get stuck in!

What Happens Next?

You’ve now got a pretty solid idea of the pros and cons of the Yeovil theory test centre. It really is a great option for those of you living in and around southern Somerset and even northern Dorset.

When you achieve a pass on the theory test and you’re done with this stage of your driving journey, things get a little more serious. It’s now time to take the wheel yourself and put some of that knowledge into action on the road. You won’t be alone, of course! If you want to become a safe, confident driver, you should take lessons with a DVSA-approved instructor. We also recommend getting a practical test booked in nice and early, as there is often a lengthy wait list for these appointments. From Yeovil? There’s a practical test centre right in town!

Those of you struggling to pass the theory test should know that you’re not alone. It can be tricky for some, but the key is to do a sufficient amount of revision before taking the test. Take a look at our ultimate list of revision resources for inspiration. Next, book yourself a test and try, try again. We promise you’ll get there in the end!

Want to learn to drive but not sure where to start? PassMeFast may be your answer! We’ve helped learners of all experience levels transform themselves into fully qualified drivers. Check out the 9 courses we offer, each of which can be taken intensively or semi-intensively. We’ll also fast-track your tests, meaning you can beat regular DVSA wait times by weeks and even months!

Sound good? Give our team a call on 0333 123 4949 to discuss your options. No matter where you’re at in your driving journey, PassMeFast can get you on the road as soon as possible. Ready to book in now? Hit the button below! We can’t wait to help you turn your driving dreams into a reality!

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