You walk around the inside of the small inn, but don't see anything that interests you. Then you go out, and walk around the outside, quiet as a mouse. You notice something hanging in front of one of the windows into the tavern. It's backlit, and easy enough to recognize; garlic! Someone must have overheard Thomas, and still isn't taking any chances. You complete your stroll around the inn, but don't see anything else of note (other than more cloves of garlic, at the other windows). You may take down a bulb of garlic, if you wish. Make a note of it on your character sheet.
"Guess I'll go back into the Inn"
"OK, this was a waste of time, think I'll head up the hill to find Mr. Farthy"