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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
RedWillow - EffortlessExcellent1
Box Social - Lips Like MorphineGood1
Box Social - Gentleman's Nectar Pale AleGood1
Fyne - JarlGood6
Crossborders - Hop Series PaleAcceptable1
Bristol Beer Factory - Low RiderAcceptable1
Box Social - Staring at SquirrelsAcceptable2
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Cairngorm - White LadyNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Cromarty - Happy ChappyNot Tried0
Cromarty - Atlantic DriftNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Nessie's Monster MashNot Tried0
six°north - Chopper StoutNot Tried0
Fallen - New World OdysseyNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Chance Your ArmNot Tried0
North - SputnikNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - Midnight SunNot Tried0
Cromarty - WhiteoutNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Windswept - Coffee PorterNot Tried0
MòR - CaledonianNot Tried0
Stewart - 80/-Not Tried0
MòR - -ish!Not Tried0
Windswept - BlondeNot Tried0
MòR - ScodeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

19 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crossborders - Hop Series Pale3.80AcceptableUnfiltered and murky. Muddled hop profile.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Stewart - 80/-4.40Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Windswept - Blonde4.00Not Tried
MòR - Scode4.00Not Tried
12 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
Busy, late afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RedWillow - Effortless3.70ExcellentCracking NZ Pale Ale.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Stewart - 80/-4.40Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
North - Sputnik5.00Not Tried
MòR - -ish!4.20Not Tried
06 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
Drizzly night. Loudish, tortured music.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentBordering 5*.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Windswept - Coffee Porter5.60Not Tried
MòR - Caledonian4.20Not Tried
11 Feb 2019 (McGargle)
Very quiet. Table service as the bar top was being refurbished.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Midnight Sun5.60Not Tried
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80Not Tried
Fallen - New World Odyssey4.10Not Tried
04 Feb 2019 (McGargle)
Good beer list.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Box Social - Gentleman's Nectar Pale Ale4.20GoodSlightly astringent pale ale.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fallen - New World Odyssey4.10Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Chance Your Arm3.80Not Tried
North - Sputnik5.00Not Tried
30 Jan 2019 (McGargle)
Busy. Restrained music. Excellent, friendly service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Box Social - Lips Like Morphine4.50GoodRefreshing and restrained saison.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Cairngorm - Nessie's Monster Mash4.10Not Tried
Fallen - New World Odyssey4.10Not Tried
21 Jan 2019 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Box Social - Staring at Squirrels4.80PoorBeen on a week. At or past the point of turn.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Cromarty - Atlantic Drift3.50Not Tried
Cairngorm - Nessie's Monster Mash4.10Not Tried
six°north - Chopper Stout4.10Not Tried
14 Jan 2019 (McGargle)
Happy to report the young lady behind the bar welcoming, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Box Social - Staring at Squirrels4.80GoodPungent and fruity NEIPA.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10Not Tried
07 Jan 2019 (McGargle)
Friendly staff this evening. Strong local following.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Excellent
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Cairngorm - White Lady4.70Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10Not Tried
19 Dec 2018 (McGargle)
Busy. Mostly local trade. Only beers of interest noted. Dinosaurs omitted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Bristol Beer Factory - Low Rider3.90AcceptableStruggled in a direct comparison with Jarl.

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About The Marine Hotel

The pub sign. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent90
Good147
Acceptable65
Poor41

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 240 times, seen 349 different beers and tried 192 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY