Pen Shop UK Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

About us

The Writing Desk is a family-run business established in 2000 by Anna and Martin Roberts and now assisted by style consultant Martha and photographer Alfred.

Who are we?

Anna is a Solicitor but left the legal profession when her first child was born. Together with husband Martin, a Chartered Engineer, they founded The Writing Desk in 2000. In 2007 Martin joined The Writing Desk full-time.

Why buy from The Writing Desk?

We have nearly 18 years experience in selling pens and a lifetime's passion of pens and all things stationery. You could call us stationery junkies! We chose a change of career and lifestyle and The Writing Desk is our sole occupation and our livelihood so we take it seriously. We believe that our education and past professional experience helps us to run an a well thought out and efficient business, providing you with value for money products and great customer service.

We aim to bring you good old fashioned honest customer service with the ease of 21st century shopping.

As authorised dealers of 47 brands we have, over the years, built up trusted relationships with our suppliers which enables us to give our customers up to date information on new products and special offers

Our Shop

On 3rd June 2017 we opened a specialist retail shop in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. This is a real brick and mortar store where you can view and try out the pens and other writing equipment you see on-line.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide the best possible service in all aspects and although we run an automated e-commerce system on our website we always deal with each order personally. We pride ourselves in providing a professional and personal service to all our customers and you can read some of their testimonials on our Reviews page.

We hope you find our website interesting and informative. We look after it in-house and we strive to ensure that all the information presented is accurate and up to date.


Testimonials ( 4230 )
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Review By Sabah N Hamad,
For many years I tried to get a proper Italic nib on a fountain pen, as a result I have built a larg ...
17-07-2018
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Review By Martin Leverton,
I recently purchased a Parker Duofold Centennial from Martin and Anna. They have always provided me ...
07-07-2018
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Review By ANDREW,
I have ordered several pens of varying cost from the writing desk and the service is always top clas ...
04-07-2018