He noticed a peculiar crack across the bar top about 4 inches long shaped like a Cheshire cats grin.

“Barman!” he shouted again. The service was as bad as the health and safety record.

The plaster on the wall had cracked too, a crack about 2 foot long, grinning sideways like the bar tops crack.

He made a note that the building was dilapidated. He would see this place closed.

A creak of wood, and he noticed another crack, under his feet, 6 foot long, opening like a Cheshire cats grin.