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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - JarlExcellent5
six°north - OmniumGood1
Fyne - JarlGood1
six°north - OmniumGood2
Box Social - Staring at SquirrelsGood1
six°north - BombiniGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - Low RiderAcceptable1
Cromarty - GoldilocksAcceptable1
six°north - DriftwoodAcceptable1
Burnside - Golden XPoor1
71 Brewing - Aurora BurstPoor1
Isle of Skye - Young PretenderNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - Birds and BeesNot Tried0
Isle of Skye - Skye BlackNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - YardsookNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - Joker I.P.A.Not Tried0
Belhaven - Howell at the MoonNot Tried0
Black Isle - Stormy MondayNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Wayfarer IPA (Atlas range)Not Tried0
six°north - VeloNot Tried0
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPANot Tried0
Strathaven - Avondale Amber AleNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroNot Tried0
Burnside - Lost ShadowNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern LightNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range)Not Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - SeafireNot Tried0
Strathaven - Old MortalityNot Tried0
Windswept - BlondeNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Black GoldNot Tried0
Kelburn - GoldihopsNot Tried0
Kelburn - Pivo EstivoNot Tried0
Windswept - 1806Not Tried0
Stewart - Radical Road ReverseNot Tried0
Cairngorm - White LadyNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Cromarty - Happy ChappyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

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.
12 Dec 2018 (McGargle)
See previous notes on 2dull 2 20th century cask.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Cairngorm - Black Gold4.40Not Tried
Kelburn - Goldihops3.80Not Tried
Kelburn - Pivo Estivo3.90Not Tried
Windswept - 18065.00Not Tried
Stewart - Radical Road Reverse4.60Not Tried
26 Nov 2018 (McGargle)
Quiet. Dull cask list.
BeerABVScoreNotes
six°north - Omnium4.30GoodKeg.
Cromarty - Goldilocks4.20Acceptable
71 Brewing - Aurora Burst4.10PoorUnskilled pale ale.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Strathaven - Old Mortality4.20Not Tried
Windswept - Blonde4.00Not Tried
Burnside - Lost Shadow4.00Not Tried
21 Nov 2018 (McGargle)
Quiet on a cold damp evening. Intrusive music.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80GoodSharp. Slightly metallic.
six°north - Bombini6.00GoodPleasant enough honeyed beer.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern Light4.00Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range)5.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark Munro4.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Seafire4.00Not Tried
Burnside - Lost Shadow4.00Not Tried
12 Nov 2018 (McGargle)
Disappointing cask list
BeerABVScoreNotes
six°north - Omnium4.30AcceptableBit sharp and assertive. Preferred the cask version which rather suits this beer.
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPA3.80Not Tried
Strathaven - Avondale Amber Ale4.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark Munro4.00Not Tried
Belhaven - Howell at the Moon4.00Not Tried
Burnside - Lost Shadow4.00Not Tried
06 Nov 2018 (McGargle)
Intrusive football commentary.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentNew pump clip same tasty beer.
Burnside - Golden X4.10PoorUnusual aroma and a very sharp finish.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Wayfarer IPA (Atlas range)4.40Not Tried
Belhaven - Howell at the Moon4.00Not Tried
six°north - Velo5.50Not Tried
29 Oct 2018 (McGargle)
Pleasingly busy on a foul evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
six°north - Omnium4.30GoodMore rounded than the keg version.
Isle of Skye - Young Pretender4.00Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Joker I.P.A.5.00Not Tried
Belhaven - Howell at the Moon4.00Not Tried
Black Isle - Stormy Monday4.50Not Tried
22 Oct 2018 (McGargle)
Quiet. Almost as many dogs as humans.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentFresh and (sic) citrassy.
six°north - Driftwood3.50AcceptableTable beer.
Isle of Skye - Young Pretender4.00Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Birds and Bees4.30Not Tried
Isle of Skye - Skye Black4.50Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Yardsook5.00Not Tried

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About The Marine Hotel

The pub sign. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent88
Good142
Acceptable64
Poor40

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 233 times, seen 338 different beers and tried 188 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY