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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - JarlExcellent8
six°north - GatherumGood2
Salt Beer Factory - StratacaGood1
Ilkley - Ruby JaneGood2
six°north - Ticket CollectorUndrinkable1
Stewart - Jack BackNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Trade WindsNot Tried0
Wooha - Off-KilterNot Tried0
Greene King - Bonkers ConkersNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Isle of Skye - Skye RedNot Tried0
Stewart - 80/-Not Tried0
Windswept - RudolphNot Tried0
Kelburn - Red SmiddyNot Tried0
Wooha - PorterNot Tried0
MòR - -ish!Not Tried0
Cromarty - Ghost Town Not Tried0
Windswept - APANot Tried0
Windswept - BlondeNot Tried0
Wooha - Things Can Only Get BitterNot Tried0
Kelburn - Dark MoorNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Windswept - Indian SummerNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern LightNot Tried0
Stewart - BaronetNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - March of the PenguinsNot Tried0
MòR - TiciaNot Tried0
Deeside - BlondeNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

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
04 Sep 2019 (McGargle)
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Salt Beer Factory - Strataca4.00GoodRemarkably murky but tasty 'pale' ale. £6 a pint - the curse of craft.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Kelburn - Red Smiddy4.10Not Tried
Wooha - Porter5.00Not Tried
MòR - -ish!4.20Not Tried
19 Aug 2019 (McGargle)
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00AcceptablePerfectly drinkable if a little tired.
six°north - Gatherum4.30AcceptableIll defined session IPA. ABV not noted. Interesting, a house beer more expensive (£3.85 vs £3.70)than other, stronger micro beers on offer. Staff did not know why nor did they know what a Gatherum was. Does anyone?
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Stewart - 80/-4.40Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
15 Aug 2019 (McGargle)
Busy. Mostly local trade. Foster dog, Bruno, didn't settle so had to sit on the harbour wall. Oh, hardship.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00GoodEnjoyable but surprisingly bitter for a mild.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Stewart - Jack Back3.70Not Tried
Wooha - Off-Kilter4.00Not Tried
05 Aug 2019 (McGargle)
Perfect spot when it's hot and sunny. Beer list disappoints again.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern Light4.00Not Tried
Williams Brothers - March of the Penguins4.90Not Tried
Deeside - Blonde3.80Not 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 257 times, seen 377 different beers and tried 202 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY