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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - JarlGood1
Fyne - JarlGood6
six°north - BombiniGood1
Box Social - Lips Like MorphineGood1
six°north - OmniumGood1
Box Social - Gentleman's Nectar Pale AleGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - Low RiderAcceptable1
Box Social - Staring at SquirrelsAcceptable2
Cromarty - GoldilocksAcceptable1
71 Brewing - Aurora BurstPoor1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern LightNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range)Not Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - SeafireNot Tried0
Burnside - Lost ShadowNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot 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
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
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

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.
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

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About The Marine Hotel

The pub sign. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent88
Good147
Acceptable64
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 237 times, seen 344 different beers and tried 190 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY