• Fast Delivery

    Free UK delivery on orders over £20 (overseas shipping from £2.40). Next-day delivery available.

  • Telephone orders welcomed.

    Prefer to order over the phone? No problem.

  • Secure payment

    World-class encryption to protect your payment information.

  • No hassle returns

    Changed your mind? Return or exchange in-store.

Welcome to The Writing Desk

Established in 2000, we are the UK's most experienced specialist independent fountain pen and writing equipment shop.

Based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, we have been sending pens, inks and other writing equipment world-wide for over 20 years. Proudly independent, we also have a real brick and mortar pen shop where you can seek expert advice and browse, feel and buy everything shown on our website.

All premium level fountain pens have their nibs tested and tuned prior to dispatch. We are the only pen retailer to do this as standard, and it is a service we have always offered - so you don't need to ask.