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The Marine Hotel (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent2
Windswept - HurricaneGood1
Meantime - Bere Necessities Good1
71 Brewing - Cloud FallAcceptable1
Cromarty - RaptorAcceptable1
Stewart - Citra BlondeAcceptable1
Stewart - Jack BackAcceptable1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Cliff EdgeAcceptable1
Pilot - Mochaccino Milk StoutAcceptable1
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Burnside - Chain and AnchorNot Tried0
Loch Lomond - DraffNot Tried0
Windswept - 1806Not Tried0
Burnside - Flints GoldNot Tried0
Windswept - Poseidon Not Tried0
Stewart - MosaicNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

26 Feb 2024 (McGargle)
Queuing customers. Short staffed.
71 Brewing - Cloud Fall4.50AcceptableA rather thin APA.
01 Feb 2024 (McGargle)
Quiet except for the background 'music'. 6DN Apex was sour bordering on 1*. Barman agreed it had a twang but kept it on sale.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Cliff Edge4.70AcceptableNondescript pale ale on this showing. No hop character. Maybe 2*?
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not TriedThe old Caledonian Brewery is being 'disposed of' by Heineken.
Stewart - Jack Back3.70Not Tried
24 Jan 2024 (McGargle)
No dog tonight. She's drying off after an enforced harbour swim. Well she shouldn't have rolled in fox p**! Gatherum and Rodeo from 6DN.
Stewart - Jack Back3.70AcceptableThin but nicely hopped pale ale.
Stewart - Mosaic4.30Not Tried
11 Jan 2024 (McGargle)
Very quiet on a drizzly evening.
Meantime - Bere Necessities 6.00GoodSolid IPA. Malt Miller competition winner brewed by a member of the Aberdeen Homebrew Club.
Windswept - Poseidon 4.00Not Tried
22 Nov 2023 (McGargle)
The gentle hum of conversation. Gatherum and Rondo from 6dN.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentGold standard Best Bitter
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
24 Oct 2023 (McGargle)
Mostly dog owners so a relaxed atmosphere. Plus 6dN Gatherum.
Cromarty - Raptor5.50AcceptableVary bitter. Asked the barman if it was supposed to be hazy. He didn't know. Tasted ok but Simcoe and Eukanot are not a happy combination.
Windswept - 18065.00Not Tried
Burnside - Flints Gold4.10Not Tried
29 Sep 2023 (McGargle)
Poets day and very busy so we sat outside. 6dN Gatherum on cask.
Windswept - Hurricane4.50GoodSurprisingly malty with a hefy and slightly unbalanced hop kick.
Loch Lomond - Draff4.70Not Tried
20 Sep 2023 (McGargle)
Only two 6dN cask beers. Gatherum and Velodrome. No guests.
Pilot - Mochaccino Milk Stout5.50AcceptableQuite sweet with plenty of vanilla and cacao nibs. A strong milk stout (keg) and not really to my taste.
31 Aug 2023 (McGargle)
All change. Rob, the bar manager, has gone off to work at the 6°N brewery. The new bar manager is Robbie who used to be head chef.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodAs it should be.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Burnside - Chain and Anchor4.20Not Tried
24 Aug 2023 (McGargle)
New staff behind the bar struggling to get WiFi working. Only one guest in a sea of cask and keg 6DN beers.
Stewart - Citra Blonde4.00AcceptableNothing wrong with the serve but it pales (no pun) in comparison to say Jarl or Oakham Citra.

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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. 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 288 times, seen 401 different beers and tried 219 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY