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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moor - IlluminationGood1
Fyne - JarlGood7
six°north - GatherumGood1
Moor - StoutAcceptable1
Cromarty - Happy ChappyAcceptable1
six°north - Ticket CollectorUndrinkable1
Cairngorm - Trade WindsNot Tried0
Greene King - Bonkers ConkersNot Tried0
Isle of Skye - Skye RedNot Tried0
Windswept - RudolphNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Kelburn - Red SmiddyNot Tried0
Black Isle - YellowhammerNot Tried0
Wooha - PorterNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney BestNot Tried0
Cromarty - Ghost Town Not Tried0
Stewart - Jack BackNot Tried0
Windswept - APANot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - McConnel'sNot Tried0
Windswept - BlondeNot Tried0
Cromarty - Hit The LipNot Tried0
Wooha - Things Can Only Get BitterNot Tried0
Black Isle - Organic PorterNot Tried0
Kelburn - Dark MoorNot Tried0
Greene King - YardbirdNot Tried0
Windswept - Indian SummerNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - BanyanNot Tried0
Stewart - BaronetNot Tried0
six°north - OmniumNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake AleNot Tried0
MòR - TiciaNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

27 Oct 2021 (McGargle)
Quiet. Price hike to £3.90 for cask.
Moor - Illumination4.30GoodStrange. A bitter with more than a hint of saison.
Moor - Stout5.00AcceptableUnusual. A stout with a burnt, slightly acetic tone. Is this what the brewer intended.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10Not Tried
24 Aug 2021 (McGargle)
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10Acceptable
Cairngorm - Trade Winds4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Yardbird4.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Banyan3.90Not Tried
six°north - Omnium4.30Not Tried
18 Jul 2021 (McGargle)
Pleasant on the harbour wall. Extensive 6DN keg list.
Fyne - Jarl3.80AcceptableNot quite ready.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - McConnel's5.00Not Tried
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80Not Tried
Black Isle - Organic Porter4.80Not Tried
21 Jun 2021 (McGargle)
Surprisingly quiet. Plastic glasses for harbour wall drinkers. 20th Century cask choice.
Fyne - Jarl3.80GoodClean and quite crisp.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Black Isle - Yellowhammer4.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney Best3.60Not Tried
Stewart - Jack Back3.70Not Tried
08 Oct 2020 (McGargle)
What could be better than sitting in the sunshine by the harbourside. Only cask beers noted. Six other six d. north kegs available.
six°north - Gatherum4.30GoodAcceptable pale ale.
six°north - Ticket Collector5.00UndrinkableMurky mid-brown and unremittingly sour. Barman agreed it was sour and replaced with good grace. Bar Manager said it was a kettle sour and supposed to taste that way! If so why was it badged as an IPA and have no dimension other than sourness?
10 Dec 2019 (McGargle)
Quiet for staff night out. Plus Chopper, Snowy and Colour Burn from 6DN.
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentFaultless. Pushing 5*.
Isle of Skye - Skye Red4.20Not Tried
Windswept - Rudolph5.70Not Tried
14 Oct 2019 (McGargle)
Another disappointing cask list with not much to look forward to on the taunting pole.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Cairngorm - Trade Winds4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Bonkers Conkers4.10Not Tried
six°north - Gatherum4.30Not Tried
MòR - Ticia4.50Not TriedIs the same cask as 2nd October?
02 Oct 2019 (McGargle)
Fyne - Jarl3.80Excellent
Kelburn - Dark Moor4.50Not Tried
Windswept - Indian Summer4.70Not Tried
Stewart - Baronet4.50Not Tried
MòR - Ticia4.50Not Tried
17 Sep 2019 (McGargle)
Plus 6degrees Gatherum.
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentOn top form.
Windswept - APA5.00Not Tried
Windswept - Blonde4.00Not Tried
Cromarty - Ghost Town 5.80Not Tried
Wooha - Things Can Only Get Bitter4.30Not Tried
10 Sep 2019 (McGargle)
Back to the more limited cask range. Also had 6degNorth Gatherum which seems to cause a problem whenever I add a 6DN beer.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Excellent
Kelburn - Red Smiddy4.10Not Tried
Wooha - Porter5.00Not Tried
Cromarty - Ghost Town 5.80Not Tried

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About The Marine Hotel

The pub sign. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores



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 261 times, seen 383 different beers and tried 204 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY