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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moor - IlluminationGood1
Fyne - JarlGood7
six°north - GatherumGood1
Moor - StoutAcceptable1
Cromarty - Happy ChappyAcceptable1
six°north - Ticket CollectorUndrinkable1
Cromarty - Hit The LipNot Tried0
Black Isle - Organic PorterNot Tried0
Greene King - YardbirdNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - BanyanNot Tried0
six°north - OmniumNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake AleNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Trade WindsNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Cliff EdgeNot Tried0
Greene King - Bonkers ConkersNot Tried0
Redcastle - HeadstockNot Tried0
MòR - TiciaNot Tried0
Moor - RevivalNot Tried0
Isle of Skye - Skye RedNot Tried0
Cromarty - WhiteoutNot Tried0
Windswept - RudolphNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Black Isle - YellowhammerNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney BestNot Tried0
Stewart - Jack BackNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - McConnel'sNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

30 Nov 2021 (McGargle)
Pleasing to see a more enterprising ale selection.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentTwenty years to the day since Fyne Ales brewed their first beer there's no better way to celebrate than with a pint of Jarl.
Moor - Revival3.80Not Tried
Cromarty - Whiteout3.80Not Tried
Redcastle - Headstock3.80Not Tried
24 Nov 2021 (McGargle)
Also 6dn Echelon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Redcastle - Headstock3.80Not Tried
03 Nov 2021 (McGargle)
Busy. Local trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Orkney (Sinclair) - Cliff Edge4.70Not Tried
27 Oct 2021 (McGargle)
Quiet. Price hike to £3.90 for cask.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Illumination4.30GoodStrange. A bitter with more than a hint of saison.
Moor - Stout5.00AcceptableUnusual. A stout with a burnt, slightly acetic tone. Is this what the brewer intended.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10Not Tried
24 Aug 2021 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10Acceptable
Cairngorm - Trade Winds4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Yardbird4.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Banyan3.90Not Tried
six°north - Omnium4.30Not Tried
18 Jul 2021 (McGargle)
Pleasant on the harbour wall. Extensive 6DN keg list.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80AcceptableNot quite ready.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - McConnel's5.00Not Tried
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80Not Tried
Black Isle - Organic Porter4.80Not Tried
21 Jun 2021 (McGargle)
Surprisingly quiet. Plastic glasses for harbour wall drinkers. 20th Century cask choice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80GoodClean and quite crisp.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Black Isle - Yellowhammer4.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney Best3.60Not Tried
Stewart - Jack Back3.70Not Tried
08 Oct 2020 (McGargle)
What could be better than sitting in the sunshine by the harbourside. Only cask beers noted. Six other six d. north kegs available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
six°north - Gatherum4.30GoodAcceptable pale ale.
six°north - Ticket Collector5.00UndrinkableMurky mid-brown and unremittingly sour. Barman agreed it was sour and replaced with good grace. Bar Manager said it was a kettle sour and supposed to taste that way! If so why was it badged as an IPA and have no dimension other than sourness?
10 Dec 2019 (McGargle)
Quiet for staff night out. Plus Chopper, Snowy and Colour Burn from 6DN.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentFaultless. Pushing 5*.
Isle of Skye - Skye Red4.20Not Tried
Windswept - Rudolph5.70Not Tried
14 Oct 2019 (McGargle)
Another disappointing cask list with not much to look forward to on the taunting pole.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Cairngorm - Trade Winds4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Bonkers Conkers4.10Not Tried
six°north - Gatherum4.30Not Tried
MòR - Ticia4.50Not TriedIs the same cask as 2nd October?

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About The Marine Hotel

The pub sign. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent96
Good164
Acceptable71
Poor42

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. 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 264 times, seen 385 different beers and tried 204 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY