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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wild Beer Co. - IncognitoExcellent1
Buxton - Axe Edge Double IPAExcellent1
Adnams - Ghost ShipExcellent1
Cromarty - WhiteoutExcellent1
Cromarty - Ghost Town Excellent1
six°north - Bordeaux SaisonGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood2
six°north - HopocrisyGood2
Siren Craft - Under CurrentGood1
Wild Beer Co. - FreshGood1
Strathaven - Craigmill MildAcceptable1
Harbour - Session IPAAcceptable1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - The Duke IPAPoor1
Cairngorm - Trade WindsNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Clootie DumplingNot Tried0
Greene King - YardbirdNot Tried0
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPANot Tried0
Cromarty - Red RockerNot Tried0
Cromarty - KowabungaNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake AleNot Tried0
Isle of Skye - Skye RedNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Summer LegendNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroNot Tried0
Redcastle - Arrowhead Not Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - 1878 Strong AleNot Tried0
Cromarty - Atlantic DriftNot Tried0
six°north - Belgian Pale AleNot Tried0
six°north - Chopper StoutNot Tried0
Kelburn - Cart BlancheNot Tried0
Kelburn - Ca'CannyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

08 Feb 2018 (McGargle)
Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodDependable with enough turnover to be confident of a fresh pint.
Harbour - Session IPA4.30AcceptableMaybe 2*. Tired.
Kelburn - Cart Blanche5.00Not Tried
Kelburn - Ca'Canny5.20Not Tried
20 Jan 2018 (McGargle)
Surprisingly busy mid-afternoon. Another deadly dull cask list led us to the keg taps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
six°north - Hopocrisy4.60GoodDry and bitter. Hop Classic's younger brother.
04 Jan 2018 (McGargle)
Quiet. Got busier with local family trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50ExcellentIn peak condition.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Clootie Dumpling4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - 1878 Strong Ale5.50Not Tried
Cromarty - Atlantic Drift3.50Not Tried
six°north - Belgian Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
six°north - Chopper Stout7.00Not TriedUnusual to see this on cask.
19 Sep 2017 (McGargle)
Mostly local trade. Dull cask list mostly unchanged since last visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Beer Co. - Incognito5.90ExcellentDistinguished by its malts. Love know what they used. (keg)
six°north - Hopocrisy4.60GoodCrisp.
13 Sep 2017 (McGargle)
Surprisingly busy with late season tourist trade. Other cask beers not worth noting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Ghost Town 5.80ExcellentIn top, fresh form. £3.50 a pint.
six°north - Bordeaux Saison6.00GoodAged for 18 months in white Bordeaux casks this carried some of the zip from the wine. Stonking £3.40 a half.
Cromarty - Red Rocker5.00Not Tried
26 Jul 2017 (McGargle)
Now that its sister pub, 6Deg.North, has stopped selling cask beer the range here is much diminished. At today's visit it was 20th century offerings from Strathaven, Cairgorm and Kelburn. Nothing of interest.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Buxton - Axe Edge Double IPA6.80ExcellentKeg.
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50GoodKeg.
07 Jun 2017 (McGargle)
Another dull cask list. Given up trying to include 6degN beers. Hypocrisy was on 4* form.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark Munro4.00Not Tried
Redcastle - Arrowhead 4.20Not TriedAbv not noted.
29 May 2017 (McGargle)
Mostly local trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodReliable.
Strathaven - Craigmill Mild3.50AcceptableOK but overly choclatey.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10Not Tried
Isle of Skye - Skye Red4.20Not Tried
Harviestoun - Summer Legend3.50Not Tried
03 Apr 2017 (McGargle)
Tourist season seems to be starting early.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Beer Co. - Fresh5.50GoodDidn't quite live up to its name.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPA3.80Not Tried
Cromarty - Red Rocker5.00Not Tried
Cromarty - Kowabunga4.60Not Tried
24 Jan 2017 (McGargle)
Very quiet. 20th century cask choice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80ExcellentMurky as hell but packed full of hoppy freshness. Makes the Duke seem even more heavy handed.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - The Duke IPA5.20PoorAsked for something light and hoppy and was offered this. Too late I spotted Whiteout on the keg lines. English style IPA. Not so fresh.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Cairngorm - Trade Winds4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Clootie Dumpling4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Yardbird4.00Not Tried

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About The Marine Hotel

The pub sign. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent84
Good126
Acceptable58
Poor35

Website.

The pub is found in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2JY.

Freehouse enjoying a fantastic harbour side location in Stonehaven's conservation area. 5 or 6 real ales, with an emphasis on Scottish micros; the house beer, Dunottar Ale, comes from Inveralmond. Excellent selection of bottled beers especially from Belgium plus interesting kegs which may be from Westmalle, Kwak or De Koninck. 2009 CAMRA Scottish Pub of the Year.

We have visited this pub 216 times, seen 310 different beers and tried 172 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY