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The Marine Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moor - IlluminationGood1
Stewart - Edinburgh GoldGood1
Fyne - JarlGood5
Cromarty - Happy ChappyAcceptable1
Moor - StoutAcceptable1
Cromarty - Hit The LipPoor1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern LightNot Tried0
Black Isle - YellowhammerNot Tried0
Cairngorm - StagNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney BestNot Tried0
Stewart - Jack BackNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - McConnel'sNot Tried0
Black Isle - Organic PorterNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Trade WindsNot Tried0
Greene King - YardbirdNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - BanyanNot Tried0
six°north - OmniumNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake AleNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Cliff EdgeNot Tried0
Redcastle - HeadstockNot Tried0
Moor - RevivalNot Tried0
Cromarty - WhiteoutNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Redcastle - CannonballNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

20 Jan 2022 (McGargle)
No cask ales of interest so popped next door.
13 Jan 2022 (McGargle)
Plus 6°N Darkness Inside
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80PoorThis didn't taste right. Wish I had the knowledge to explain why. £3.90.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern Light4.00Not Tried
Cairngorm - Stag4.10Not Tried
08 Dec 2021 (McGargle)
Plus two sixdN beers which mess up the app when I try to record them.
Stewart - Edinburgh Gold4.80Good OK to Good. Slightly metallic.
Redcastle - Cannonball4.50Not Tried
30 Nov 2021 (McGargle)
Pleasing to see a more enterprising ale selection.
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.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Redcastle - Headstock3.80Not Tried
03 Nov 2021 (McGargle)
Busy. Local trade.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Good
Orkney (Sinclair) - Cliff Edge4.70Not Tried
27 Oct 2021 (McGargle)
Quiet. Price hike to £3.90 for cask.
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)
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.
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.
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

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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. 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 267 times, seen 387 different beers and tried 205 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB39 2JY