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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Suspended in SabroExcellent1
Burning Sky - SummertimeGood1
Fyne - JarlGood5
Wild Beer Co. - Big SticklebractGood1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Resistance Dark MildGood1
Ilkley - Ruby JaneGood2
six°north - GatherumAcceptable1
Box Social - Setting Fire to Sleeping GiantsAcceptable1
Gypsy Hill - InspectorPoor1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Cairngorm - StagNot Tried0
Crossborders - Hop Series PaleNot Tried0
Cairngorm - BuzzNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - CometNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - Seven GiraffesNot Tried0
six°north - Centennial Not Tried0
Strathaven - TeuchterNot Tried0
MòR - Calm and WiseNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Cromarty - KowabungaNot Tried0
Windswept - APANot Tried0
Deeside - BlondeNot Tried0
Deeside - MacbethNot Tried0
Cromarty - WhiteoutNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern LightNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - March of the PenguinsNot Tried0
Stewart - Jack BackNot Tried0
Wooha - Off-KilterNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Stewart - 80/-Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

19 Aug 2019 (McGargle)
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00AcceptablePerfectly drinkable if a little tired.
six°north - Gatherum1.00AcceptableIll 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
24 Jul 2019 (McGargle)
First visit with Bruno.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Deeside - Macbeth4.10Not Tried
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80Not Tried
25 Jun 2019 (McGargle)
Very busy late evening.
Wild Beer Co. - Big Sticklebract4.20GoodNot so keen on Sticklebract. Amber, single hop pale ale.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Windswept - APA5.00Not Tried
Deeside - Blonde3.80Not Tried
17 Jun 2019 (McGargle)
Local trade. Good cask range.
Burning Sky - Summertime4.50GoodSuper light and refreshing.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Cromarty - Kowabunga4.60Not Tried
29 May 2019 (McGargle)
Busy - mostly local trade.
Siren Craft - Suspended in Sabro4.00ExcellentGreat 'new' hop in an ultra-hazy beer. Easy drinking but with a depth of flavour.
Box Social - Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants3.50AcceptableThis didn't quite work. Interesting but with an astringent finish. 2* maybe.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
MòR - Calm and Wise3.50Not Tried
08 May 2019 (McGargle)
Desolate outside.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Seven Giraffes5.10Not TriedSevern (sic)
six°north - Centennial 6.00Not Tried
Strathaven - Teuchter5.60Not Tried
16 Apr 2019 (McGargle)
Unusually good cask choice. Keep it up please.
Summer Wine (SWB) - Resistance Dark Mild3.70Good
Gypsy Hill - Inspector4.50PoorColman with Boxcar this was supposed to be a fruited mild but it tasted like a sour!
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Cairngorm - Buzz4.60Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Comet4.00Not Tried
25 Mar 2019 (McGargle)
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Cairngorm - Stag4.10Not Tried
Crossborders - Hop Series Pale3.80Not 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 250 times, seen 367 different beers and tried 200 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY